Originally posted on 213 Miles From Shea  |  Last updated 7/16/12

Because I’m a bitter Mets fan, the first entry in the Mets Baseball Card of the Day will be a Lastings Milledge Rookie Card:

Milledge in my mind will always be the perfect example of the Mets prospect hype machine.

Anyway the card design comes from one of my favorite sets, Topps Turkey Red. The cards have a painted feel to them, with a rough surface, which is why the light is reflecting oddly in the image. It hides detail of the image, but gives the set a different feel than other sets. You’ll see more of the set later on.

For more information on this series.

(Article written 7/15)

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