Monday, August 3, 2009

Australian Baseball League cards

I love oddball cards. So, I couldn't resist picking up a pack of Australian Baseball League cards off of eBay. This 110 card set highlights players in the ABL for the 1993-94 season. The packs also had randomly inserted redemption cards for a "high quality picture card" of either David Nilsson or Mark Ettles, some of which were autographed. The ABL started in 1989 and disbanded in 1999. In 1999 David Nilsson took the helm of Australian baseball and created the International Baseball League of Australia which lasted for 3 seasons. Australia has yet to see a national league since then. Just last month though, MLB, the Australian Baseball Federation and the Australian government announced intentions to create a new national league which could be running as soon as October 2010.

Mississippi born Jay Powell had a good MLB career starting in 1995 with the Florida Marlins. You might remember him as the winning pitcher for the Marlins in game 7 of the World Series. He played for 5 other teams and suffered a career ending injury while on the Braves in 2005.

Kevin was an infielder for the Phillies from 1995 to 2001.

Scott Tunkin competed in the 1996 Olympics for Australia in which they placed 7th. Adrian Meagher played in 2000 in which they placed 7th again! Australia went on the win silver in 2004.

1 comment:

VOTC said...

Wow Ausie ball. You are an addict. LOL I never even knew about these. Cool!

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