Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Ultra Prospct: Willie Banks
Set: 1991 Fleer Ultra
Card Number: 373
Fleer Ultra was one of the earlier "premium" card sets, with a silver boarder and a full color back. There were no real outstanding cards in the set, the highlights being several future hall of famers- about the same as every other '91 set.
Willie Banks ended up with a 9 year, fairly middling career- a journeyman. He complied a 33-39 record and a 4.75 era with 7 teams, ending his career with the Red Sox in 2002.
I don't know what great heights his card reached when he was a prospect, but it is a common now, but still pretty cool.