Monday, April 21, 2008

1991 Donruss Rookies - Ivan Rodriguez

Ivan on Monday again. Number 33 in the 1991 Donruss The Rookies set.

This set looked like the regular set but with the red borders as opposed to the green and blue ones of the regular set. From the back of the card we learn that Ivan was signed by Texas as an undrafted amateur free agent. Kind of blows my mind that they were able to get him without anyone else snagging him up in the draft.

One interesting thing about this photo, I can't make out the number but it is very clearly a double digit number on his jersey. Today Pudge wears number 7 and has done so for as long as I can recall with Texas, Florida, and Detroit. I am assuming that this picture was taken after his June, 1991 call up and that he had not yet arranged to get number 7.

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