Back again with another ATCRCS card and another former #20, Anthony Recker. The Cubs picked up Recker from the A's last year in
their playoff hunt August in exchange for a different catcher Blake Lalli (who has since been granted free agency and signed by the Milwaukee Brewers). I'm sure this isn't a record (although who knows with their record sized rosters) but Recker was one of six catchers used last year along with Geovany Soto, Welington Castillo, Steve Clevenger, Koyie Hill and Lalli. No wonder the Cubs have pitching issues too...
He played in 9 games, almost a half and half split between pinch hitting and starting at catcher before being placed on waivers after the season. The New York Mets signed him and he's played 47 games so far this season with them and a handful with their Triple-A affiliate Las Vegas 51s.
The ATCRCS card above was signed with a little help from SCN member nomarfan when the Mets were in his neck of the woods. He also got me a 2012 team set card signed too! I changed the photo from the original (where it looked like he was popping out) to a much more appealing catcher action shot and love the way it came out.
The old version: