4.30.2011

Mike Cook, 1986 ProCards

Name: Mike Cook
Team: Midland Angels
Position: Pitcher
Value of card: Half as much as it would be worth if this guy ever made it to the big leagues
Key 1985 stat: 33 long, sweaty Texas bus trips
Angels' scouting report on Midland's Mike Cook: "Mustache is big league, but that's about it. ... Has Texas-size dreams, Rhode Island-size talent. ... Replace the second O in his last name with a C, and at least you have a few clubhouse laughs. ... There's a star in Texas in the team's logo; it's not this guy. ... Photo above actually taken during one of his starts. Fans knew he wasn't worth the price of admission. ... Cook? Yup. That would have been a better career choice."

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