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Friday, January 1, 2010
Scott Meadows, Hagerstown Suns - 735
Here's our first card from the upper reaches of the CMC set. It might even be considered a different set, were it not that they came in the same packs.
These wood-bordered cards are generally numbered 650 or higher, with some mixing. While the green and yellow cards are all of AAA players, the wood-bordered cards are all of AA or single-A players. Being further from the majors, these higher-numbered cards appear to have fewer major leaguers. Scott Meadows is no exception.
Meadows was signed by the Orioles out of Ohio State University. He wasn't drafted, but signed as a free agent. He spent seven seasons in the minor leagues and never made the majors. He spent 1990 with the O's AA affiliate, the Hagerstown Suns batting .293 in 148 games. His next two years, his final two in affiliated ball, were spent between Hagerstown and AAA Rochester. He put up decent numbers, but it wasn't enough for Baltimore.
His time in Rochester with Red Wings was enough, however, for someone to ask $100 for his game-used jersey last year. To sweeten the deal, a pair of road pants, size 31, were also included.
Meadows spent 1993 and 1994 in the independent Northern League with the St. Paul Saints and Duluth Dukes. These days, Google searches reveal he teaches physical education at a school near his college town of Columbus.
1990 CMC Tally
Cards Reviewed: 5/880
Major Leaguers: 2
Never Made the Majors: 3
100+ Games in the Majors: 0
10+ Seasons in the Minors: 1