Saturday, October 11, 2014

Nate Karns And The Lame Minor League Team Name

I had posted a new card of Rays prospect, and Durham Bulls pitcher, Nate Karns about a week ago with the goal of adding a few more of his cards during the off season.  I always put autographs above other cards, when I am collecting single cards of a player, but since Karns only has one certified autograph I have moved on to some of his other cool cards.  

I was excited to see that he was featured in the Topps Pro Debut Logo Patch set.  This is also one of my favorite sets that Topps puts out every year.  There is almost always a cool Durham Bulls patch in there and a few other nice Minor League logos to pick up.  The Montgomery Biscuits are almost always a must have too.  

The Karns patch was not too hard to find, but I was a little bit disappointed when I saw the card.  I am not sure I really dig some of the Minor League teams that just borrow their nickname from their Major League club.  Potomac Nationals?  We can't do better than that?  Wasn't this team the Cannons at one point?  That sounds much more like a Minor League baseball team. 



It's still one of the most unique Karns cards out there, so I am happy to add it to my growing collection of Karns cards.  The card is limited to just 75 copies.  

4 comments:

  1. The P-Nats play in Woodbridge,VA... about a 30 mile drive from their parent club. I guess that their marketing plan is to whack people upside the head with their Nationals affliation.

    ...but yeah, they used to be the Cannons, and that was a better name.

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    1. Maybe they figure people will drive to see them knowing that they are a Nats affiliate with the name. I miss the Canons name though. I believe they were a Cardinals affiliate at some point in there and had Rick Ankiel. He has a few minor league cards with that team.

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  2. Agreed. I love the minor league names and logos. I have a great Biscuits hat with the biscuit with the pat of butter tongue logo.

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    1. The Biscuits are high on my list, but I also like the Modesto Nuts and the Beloit Snappers. Both are quality logos.

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