Tomorrow marks the beginning of the Year of the Tiger according to the Chinese Zodiac.
2010 is The Year of the Tiger as well as the past years 1998, 1986, 1974, 1962, 1950 ,1938 and beyond at 12 year intervals.
We at team Phungo will celebrate by posting a few cards of some Tigers.
1962 2009 Topps Allen & Ginters #68 Jamie Moyer
Hard to believe that Jamie is starting his 5th cycle of the zodiac and has a chance to be a pitcher this season. He has been a great player and member of the community and I hope he can return for one more season.
Looking ahead a year, if Moyer were to be issued a 2011 Topps Heritage card, he would probably be the first active player to have a Heritage card from his birth year. Not sure if Julio Franco hung on that long or not.
1965 Topps #220 Billy Williams
1990 Donruss #716 Bart Giamatti
A Hall of Famer and a major league president that faced the task of disciplining a player that had a Hall of Fame career.
1978 Topps #420 Greg Luzinski
2007 UD SPXcitement SPX-29 Julius Erving
Two Philadelphia Giants.
2008 UD Nationals Baseball Card Day #UD10 Derek Jeter
2000 Topps #38 Bobby Abreu
A pair of former teammates. 4800 Hits, 480 Homers and 650 Stolen Bases between them. Alanis Morissette, who is featured on a 2010 Phungo Card is also a 1974 Tiger.
2008 Topps Trading Card History #TCH75 Felix Hernandez
2009 UD Goudey #152 Lou Marson
Felix Hernandez is on a card featuring the design from his birth year, which is pretty cool. Not many players can say that - unless they are a member of the Chicago White Sox or perhaps next year Jamie Moyer.