Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Mike Bielecki waxes poetic about his rookie card

Mike Bielecki, a veteran of 14 major league seasons, was named Baseball America's Minor League Player of the Year in 1984 after going 19-3 for the Hawaii Islanders of the Pacific Coast League. He was a September call-up at the end of the season, pitching 4.1 scoreless innings of relief, long enough to earn him a spot as a “Rated Rookie” in Donruss' 1985 set.

When handed his 1985 Donruss issue at a charity event last week, Bielecki starkly recalled not knowing the card was out when he was first asked to sign it.

Click here to read Bielecki's story behind his first view of his debut card.


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