Todd Van Poppel

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All these ridiculous & absurd future stars cards incoming got me remembering my childhood baseball card collection. I’m in my 40’s so alot of you won’t get this but to those of you that do......Remember how every card company back then were marketing hard the top prospect Todd Van Poppel? TONS of incredible cards with the best card art dedicated to him & all us kids were buying them all up because we’d be able to retire off his rookie cards. Yeah.....Dude was a total bust just like most of these future stars cards will be as well. How about SDS put out more cards of players who have earned the right to be featured prominently in this game. That’s all, Rant over.

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Kevin Maas

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More recently: Matt Laporta. Was hyped up to pretty much be the next pujols and was horrible at the big league level

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Brian Taylor & Ben McDonald say hi

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Jesús Montero was better than Gary Sanchez before Gary Sanchez. I heard about him for years and then....poof.....he was gone.

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Todd Zeile & Ellis Burks baby!

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@x-Alec_J-x said in Todd Van Poppel:

Jesús Montero was better than Gary Sanchez before Gary Sanchez. I heard about him for years and then....poof.....he was gone.

Pretty sure his career went south when he got busted for the juice if I remember correctly

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@the_dragon1912 said in Todd Van Poppel:

@x-Alec_J-x said in Todd Van Poppel:

Jesús Montero was better than Gary Sanchez before Gary Sanchez. I heard about him for years and then....poof.....he was gone.

Pretty sure his career went south when he got busted for the juice if I remember correctly

no kidding.....thats too bad.

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Phil Plantier, Any Benes, Delmon Young, Ben Grieve also say "hold my beer"

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These are your stage 3 affinity players. Future stars that could have been

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@GradektheBard said in Todd Van Poppel:

These are your stage 3 affinity players. Future stars that could have been

That would be fun actually. A non-bust version of Bill Pulsifer and Ruben Mateo

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@GradektheBard said in Todd Van Poppel:

These are your stage 3 affinity players. Future stars that could have been

This would actually be fun lol

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@the_dragon1912 said in Todd Van Poppel:

@x-Alec_J-x said in Todd Van Poppel:

Jesús Montero was better than Gary Sanchez before Gary Sanchez. I heard about him for years and then....poof.....he was gone.

Pretty sure his career went south when he got busted for the juice if I remember correctly

That and letting himself go, he was so out of shape after the suspension that the Mariners ended up putting on waivers. Disappointing because he had a lot of promise.

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I’m 39 Old enough to remember Todd Van Poppel’s rookie card was Fuego. Good one!!! (Comedy)

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@msuchancey said in Todd Van Poppel:

Todd Zeile & Ellis Burks baby!

Both those players had good careers, unless I'm missing something.

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@GiantsXLII said in Todd Van Poppel:

Brian Taylor & Ben McDonald say hi

Ben McDonald was average. He was much better than Van Poppel.

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@Yankee_Nation said in Todd Van Poppel:

All these ridiculous & absurd future stars cards incoming got me remembering my childhood baseball card collection. I’m in my 40’s so alot of you won’t get this but to those of you that do......Remember how every card company back then were marketing hard the top prospect Todd Van Poppel? TONS of incredible cards with the best card art dedicated to him & all us kids were buying them all up because we’d be able to retire off his rookie cards. Yeah.....Dude was a total bust just like most of these future stars cards will be as well. How about SDS put out more cards of players who have earned the right to be featured prominently in this game. That’s all, Rant over.

Now without googling it, who was the number one overall draft pick from that same draft? Hint.... He would help transform a franchise into a perennial contender?

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I got some of these cards from the QVC channel. I spent watching these Baseball Card shows ......David Justice had a tight card once. I play The Show mostly just to collect cards. My goal is to own every sellable card by the start of 21,

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Gregg Jefferies

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