Vernon Wells, 2000 Bowman, #372
Is everyone done being mad at Vernon Wells yet? Has that stupidity passed? Because it was tiresome when he was here and it is even more annoying now that he is gone. The guy was overpaid, but someone tell me how that is his fault? He fought for a big deal and was given it. Unless you think his decline was somehow a conscious decision or the result of a lack of caring then I do not understand the anger at Wells, who was among the best outfielders in team history. Take it as a lesson learned when paying players long-term mega money deals and move on.
Vernon was arguably the best prospect in the history of the franchise and this card captures that nicely. I particularly like the skills analysis included. It is superficial, but it gives a bit of an introduction to the player while avoiding misleading fans using silly comps. I had also totally forgotten he wore #3 when he started with the team.