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Legends of cardboard

We've often heard the phrase "legends of cardboard" as it refers to baseball players on baseball cards. To me, the phrase isn't correct as used. A "legend of cardboard" is not a Hall of Famer or All-Star player. Those are "legends of the game/legends of baseball." A "legend of cardboard" should be a player who is not necessarily memorable for what they achieved on the ball field, but what they achieved on cardboard. A true legend of cardboard enjoyed their finest moments on a baseball card. Their baseball cards were noticeably more interesting than those of their cardboard peers. In fact, they may have been completely forgotten by time if not for their baseball cards.

This is my attempt to find those players.


TRUE LEGENDS OF CARDBOARD


Carlos Hernandez. True Legend of Cardboard




Jim Roland. True Legend Of Cardboard




Alex Cole. True Legend Of Cardboard




Kirt Manwaring. True Legend Of Cardboard



I don't want to forget current players. These are players you can pull out of packs now who may one day, after their career is over, be a True Legend of Cardboard. Only time will tell.



True Legend of Cardboard in the Making?



David Murphy. Legend Of Cardboard in the Making.

Comments

hiflew said…
I don't know if he qualifies under the not an All Star player addendum, but I think more of Benito Santiago's cards than of his play on the field.

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