DISCOVER HISTORY

Stories from baseball's rich history are constantly being added to keep you connected to the game you love. 

#CardCorner: 1981 Topps Willie Aikens

Willie Aikens was a top prospect for the Angels and became a World Series hero in 1980 with the Royals before his career took a dark turn.

#CardCorner: 1988 Donruss Garth Iorg

A talented college basketball player, Garth Iorg made his way through the Yankees farm system before landing in Toronto, where he became one half of a third base platoon that helped power the Blue Jays.

#CardCorner: 1985 Topps Alvin Davis

The first star produced by the Mariners' farm system, Alvin Davis helped lay the groundwork for the successful Seattle teams that followed his time in the Pacific Northwest.

#CardCorner: 1986 Topps U L Washington

Shortstop U L Washington and his iconic toothpick garnered national attention early in his 11-year career.

#CardCorner: 1987 Topps Ron Kittle

Ron Kittle openly prioritized power over contact throughout a 10-season, 176-home run career that began with a Rookie of the Year performance.

#CardCorner: 1979 Topps Gary Alexander

Once a coveted catching prospect, Gary Alexander went on to become a seven-year big leaguer and a key piece in multiple major trades.

#CardCorner: 1972 Topps Fred Stanley

Nicknamed "Chicken" for his skinny legs, infielder Fred Stanley won two World Series rings in a 14-year career that began with the 1969 Seattle Pilots.

#CardCorner: 1970 Topps Larry Hisle

Larry Hisle turned down college basketball offers to play professional baseball, where he enjoyed a 14-year run in the big leagues.

#CardCorner: 1977 Topps John Lowenstein

An example of a true platoon player, John Lowenstein provided value throughout his career versus right-handed pitching.

#CardCorner: 1979 Topps Jason Thompson

First baseman Jason Thompson posted an .804 OPS and earned three All-Star selections in his 11-year career.

#CardCorner: 1978 Topps Rick Cerone

Catcher Rick Cerone's 18-year career included a long stint in pinstripes after Thurman Munson's tragic death.

#CardCorner: 1971 Topps Dave Giusti

Initially a starter, Dave Giusti developed into a reliable reliever and a key piece of Pittsburgh's 1971 World Series-winning pitching staff.

#CardCorner: 1975 Topps Elias Sosa

Elias Sosa played for eight teams in his 12-year career, offering steady relief work and earning a handful of postseason opportunities.

#CardCorner: 1990 Fleer Rafael Belliard

Though not much of a hitter, Rafael Belliard played a reliable shortstop for postseason clubs in Pittsburgh and Atlanta.

#CardCorner: 1981 Topps Moose Haas

Moose Haas established himself as a steady presence at the top of Milwaukee's rotation, often getting the ball for high-stakes starts.

#CardCorner: 1987 Fleer Tony Bernazard

Tony Bernazard developed under a pair of Hall of Fame managers to begin a 10-year big league career which saw him record nearly 1,000 hits.