Michael Stanton... to my wife, that's still his name, always will be... not Giancarlo, no, it's Mike.
The reason is simple...we saw him come up through the minors as Mike...she called him Michael, as he was spending a brief 50+ games early in the 2010 season for the Jacksonville Suns, smashing 2 home runs at a game we were at, many more in other games we saw, making a fan...two fans, for life.
Today's challenge is a baseball card that you like from the 2010s... I knew it would be a card of Michael Stanton.
🌟🌟🌟 2011 Topps Heritage #288 Mike Stanton 🌟🌟🌟
The 2011 Topps Heritage is a nod to the magnificent 1962 Topps Baseball Card Set, including that great Topps All-Star Rookie Trophy of the bottom left of the card.
Giancarlo Stanton is another in a long line of big league baseball players who came through JAX playing Double-A baseball in the 36 years I lived there, and I try to collect as many Stanton cards as I can.
We have several Stanton cards, it could've been any event of them really, including cards of his that are in the 2010 Suns team set.
Michael has quite a few RC out there....I like most of them, especially when they show him hitting one of his famous tape measure homers.
Next up in the challenge... a card of a player you respect but don't like...oh, my, this should be interesting.