But of course he couldn't keep up that pace and his once red hot cards became ice cold. In a full season DHing and an occasional start at first base in 1991, he only mustered 23 home runs while batting .220. He trailed off from there the next couple years, getting less and less playing time. The Yankees eventually cut him loose. I didn't realize it until drafting this post (or I had forgotten), but he signed with the Padres in 1994 a couple weeks after getting the boot from New York. He never played with San Diego, but spent a month in AAA, and tore it up in AA for 4 games (1.944 OPS) before being released and bouncing around within the organizations of the Reds, Twins, back to the Yankees, Brewers, Hanshin Tigers in Japan, Astros, and back to the Reds.
Anyways, the sentimental fool I am, I recently felt the need to build up a little Kevin Maas PC, I suppose as a way to harken back to my childhood collecting days.
Here's an auto I scored on eBay for around $5, I think. He doesn't have many certified autos out there, though he does seem to be a generous signer for fans, so his autograph is by no means tough to come by.
Below are a few cards I picked up in my recent Just Commons order.
|Kevin Maas 1990 Fleer Update #113|
|Kevin Maas 1991 Classic I Blue #T63|
|Kevin Maas 1992 Topps Gold Winner #710|
|Kevin Maas 1995 Fleer Update #060|
I tried to dig up Kevin Maas cards from my childhood collection, but I seem to have jettisoned them when I slimmed down my collection prior to moving out of state in 2009. I know I at least had his 1990 UD rookie and the '90 Fleer dual prospects card he shared with the Brewers' George Canale.
I didn't bother to dig them out, but technically I think I've also got a few Maas cards within complete sets.. 1990 Leaf, 1990 Topps Major League Debut, and 1992 Stadium Club.
And here's a custom I just whipped up imaging Kevin got a card with San Diego in 1994. If it wasn't so dark, I might print it out and try a TTM attempt with it. I guess I could add a white cloud effect to the bottom of the picture. Eh, maybe someday when I get on another TTM kick.
So yeah, thanks for reading. I'd be up for any other Kevin Maas cards not pictured here that you'd like to send over to me in trade. Have a great weekend!
Very cool! I don't recall him being the Pads.ReplyDelete
Just to show you how old I am...my first thought when I saw the teaser in my blog roll was 'Duke Maas'! That's a really sweet card up top for sure.ReplyDelete
I'm very impressed. If you're collecting Maas I know where some of my spares are heading to now.ReplyDelete
The funniest thing is that he's basically the go to comparison for Yankees fans who think the newest top hitting prospect is going to flame out.
He shared a rookie card in 1990 Fleer with George Canale of the Brewers. I was crushed when a friend wouldn't trade it to me because of Maas being hot shit. He finally swapped it to me after his sister accidentally sat on it or something like that, bending it all up.ReplyDelete
I've been thinking about going after some Maas cards,mainly his rookie cards. Didn't amount to much but the hype was definitely there.His Upper Deck Star Rookie card was pretty popular back then.ReplyDelete
He played in San Diego? The things I learn from blog posts. I'd ship you some Maas cards, but I dumped them years ago. If I ever stumble across any, I'll make sure to send them your way.ReplyDelete