Minor League Baseball’s career home run leader retires with more cardboard than you might expect

HessmanHe’s a real-life Crash Davis and just like the big-screen journeyman the career of former big-leaguer Mike Hessman is over.

If you don’t know Hessman, it’s OK — you’re probably like most of us. You might have one of his baseball cards long forgotten in a box somewhere — from back in the days when he was a rookie for the Atlanta Braves and a guy who finally got his shot after eight seasons in the minor leagues.

That was back in 2003, but he’s still in the news now.

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First Buzz: 2015-16 Fleer Showcase hockey cards


What: 2015-16 Fleer Showcase hockey cards
logoArrives: March 2, 2016
Hobby box basics: One autographed patch card (limited to 499 or less) and two other hits in every 12-pack box — 5 cards per pack, 16 boxes per case (two eight-box mini cases per case).

What’s buzz-worthy: Fleer Showcase showcases a few famous brands from the past all under one roof with looks at Showcase, Skybox Premium, Metal Universe and Ultra all in one spot. It’s an offering the company says is “one of the most-comprehensive checklists for rookies of the entire year.”

See a gallery and more … below.

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