11.14.2011

Ryan Hawblitzel, 1992 Upper Deck Top Prospect


Name: Ryan Hawblitzel
Team: Chicago Cubs
Position: Pitcher
Value of card: 6 ounces of infield dirt, swallowed, and then regurgitated
Key 1991 stat: 14 candles on his birthday cake
Chicago Cubs' scouting report on "top prospect" Ryan Hawblitzel: "Let's see, hmm, Hawblitzel. Yeah, that name really rolls right off your tongue. ... We'll need to schedule his workouts around his catechism and eighth-grade algebra classes. ... Coach will have to teach him a changeup — and how to shave. ... Let's get him a ridiculously huge hat. Oh, wait. Never mind. ... Man, the kid sure does dislike sideburns. ... This photo shows his head in the clouds. From what we hear, that's appropriate."
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