Wednesday, November 3, 2021

2010 Salem-Keizer Volcanoes Tribute Cards

How cool is this? in 2010, right after the San Francisco Giants won their first World Series, their minor league affiliate the Salem-Keizer Volcanoes put out a 7-card tribute set that featured players who had passed through town and had been on the team. They're each pictured in their original Volcanoes uniforms, looking like baby-faces dreaming of one day becoming big-league ballplayers. All of these guys, save Schierholtz, have places in Giants postseason lore for their heroics in 2010, 2012 and/or 2014, or some combination thereof.

3 of these players - Pablo Sandoval, Tim Lincecum and Buster Posey - are guys I have personal player collections of, and therefore getting this set from an eBay seller is what you might call a "no-brainer". I did not know that these existed until last week. Take a gander!


  1. This is pretty cool. I like the minor league system getting a little love for the success of the MLB team.

  2. Nice homage to the "Sporting News" design Topps used a couple times for All-Star cards, too. Nice find.


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