2011 Just Fair Kyle Drabek   4 comments

Blue Jays Kyle DrabekKyle Drabek looks like the real deal. He is a much hyped prospect and is getting his shot this year. He is a second generation major league pitcher. His father Doug Drabek was quite a good pitcher in his own right. So Kyle is with the Blue Jays and has three starts under his belt this year and has compiled a spiffy 1.93 ERA in those three games. He is off to a great start.

What I would like to talk about has nothing to do with his performance. Look at the picture of Drabek, do you notice anything… odd? How many major league pitchers have you ever seen with a single digit number on their uniform? I can think of one, David Wells, who I believe wore #3 because of his fascination with Babe Ruth. I was thinking I saw a pitcher wearing #9 a couple years ago but I can’t remember who it was. It is rare, I know that for a fact.

If anyone know any other pitchers with a single digit uniform number, especially active pitchers, I would love to hear who they are. Anybody who finds one can pick my next custom card to do (card type and player) and I will do my best to produce it.

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Posted April 13, 2011 by VocalsOnTop in Just Fair '11

4 responses to “2011 Just Fair Kyle Drabek

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  1. I meant to tell you — I really like these cards! Nice work on the design. I’ve been toying with a ‘scoreboard’ element to my oriignal cards for a while, so it’s neat to see you thinking along the same lines with the foul pole.

  2. Thanks Dave, I originally planned on taking my time with a design and getting it just the way I wanted it for my first custom set.

    I had the foul pole idea and ran with it. Designed it one day and started posting the next. I really liked how my idea turned out so wanted to get started posting them. I think it was really important that I made the foul pole realistic and minimized the cartoony look. The only real tough decision I had was whether to use a black or white border.

  3. here’s some info on pitchers who wore single numbers. I was wondering that about Drabek myself… scroll down in the entry

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Uniform_number_%28Major_League_Baseball%29

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