Monday, October 20, 2008

1992 Bowman

Topps did with the '92 Bowman set what they did with the '91 Stadium Club set, except continuing to load it with prospect cards. If you blinked you missed this set though and once Mike Piazza burst on the scene that was all she wrote for finding these on the cheap. Outside of Justin Thompson's RC however, there was nothing special about the Tigers in the set. 

Unless you count the foil card of Team USA player Rick Greene, the card of a supposedly 26 year old Riccardo Ingram, (I think that's Rico Carty trying to sneak in a comeback...) and the fantastic card of Kevin Ritz giving the signal to the catcher of what pitch he just threw, while the ball was one its way towards home. Of course with Ritz, you know that ball didn't stick around home plate for long....

The 1992 Bowman Detroit Tigers:
3 Scott Livingstone
37 Travis Fryman
90 Cecil Fielder
111 Mark Carreon
117 Mickey Tettleton
164 Riccardo Ingram
170 Ivan Cruz
196 Milt Cuyler
229 John DeSilva
246 Joe Perona
256 Rico Brogna
272 Tony Phillips
317 Eric King
345 Tarrik Brock
363 Rob Deer
419 Kevin Ritz
441 Mike Henneman
453 Greg Gohr
476 Mark Leiter
515 Chad Kreuter
518 John Doherty
543 Justin Thompson
558 Bill Gullickson
639 Lou Whitaker
690 Alan Trammell

Add Ingram, Perona, and Brock to the list of Tigers I have no recollection of. What a collection of no recollections that group is becoming too.

1 comment:

Jon said...

Ingram was a longtime Tigers farmhand who appeared in 12 games with the 1994 team...enough to get on a Topps Traded card! He also played 4 games with the '95 Twins. Tarrik Brock was drafted out of high school by the Tigers in 1991, and he stayed in their minor league system until the 1996 season. Bouncing around with a few teams, he made a brief MLB appearance, getting into 13 games with the 2000 Cubs. Joe Perona was also a '91 draft pick, but he never appeared in the majors, lasting just 5 minor league seasons, getting up to AA ball. However, he has the best card of the 1992 Bowman team's like a bad senior picture. Perona is leaning against a tree in his front yard, rocking a Miami Vice style Hawaiian shirt. In fact, it may be his actual senior picture.