It is always nice to reminisce about players you've seen come up through the minors. I'm fortunate. I live about 14 miles from Smokies Park. I've seen a number of the Cubs' players go through Kodak, Tennessee.
But back in 1998 the Smokies were still playing at Bill Meyer Stadium in Knoxville. I did catch a game or two there. It wasn't much of a stadium at the end.
These design of these cards don't do much for me. I haven't compared them to other cards of that era, but I'm just not digging it. They'll go back in the team bag and in a few years I'll pull them out again and critique them just as harshly.
|Carlos Lee (card # 14)|
|Bronson Arroyo (card # 25)|
And the checklist. Three guys named Jason. And two guys named Mike.
|Top Prospect Checklist (card # 31)|
I think that this is Pringles Park, now known as The Ballpark At Jackson, which opened in 1998.
|Heery Ballpark Design (card # 32)|