I am a big fan of Fernando Tatis, the former Cardinals third baseman. Hard to believe that he has a kid in the Majors. Saying Fernando Tatis Jr. makes me feel old.
I remember the old days when Fernando Tatis cards just said, "Fernando Tatis" on them.
Then one day, several years ago this card showed up in my collection.
Notice the front of the card does not say Jr..
I was a little skeptical of the other Fernando Tatis at first. I mean, the White Sox did trade him to the Padres for James Shields. That's either not a ringing endorsement of the other Fernando Tatis, or someone in the White Sox front office does not know what they are doing.
I think we have our answer.
I really like the other Fernando Tatis. He's a fun player to watch, and I have dabbled in his cards a bit over the last two years. Plenty of base cards, but nothing much in the way of a bigger card. I fixed that last week.
I ended up with an Allen & Ginter autograph.
Not the most expensive, not flashiest, or shiniest Fernando Tatis Jr. card out there. However, I am happy that I was able to add this card to my collection. Maybe a few more to come, as long as people do not go too crazy over his cards.