Recently, I busted a box of 2002 Fleer Triple Crown. It was a fun box to break, but some of the interesting cards were the Future Stars cards.
Frankly, not all of them became future stars. Of the Future Stars cards, I think just two of them could be considered certified stars. There were 20-30 in the set.
Here's a glimpse at most of the Future Stars cards.
He did not become a Future Star.
In seven seasons, Ransom has played in just 197 games.
This is only bonafide star in the mix.
George Perez played just one season in 1958 .. uh, wait. Wrong George Perez. Apparently, there is only one George Perez in the history of Major League Baseball. This guy never made it.
In 2001, Pedra Santana played one game.
Bill Ortega did one better. He played in five games in 2001. He got a medium-sized cup of coffee.
Dustin Mohr was kicking around until 2007. He spent time in Minnesota, San Francisco, Colorado and Boston.
Cruz is still around, but he isn't a star. Last year, he went 3-4 with a 5.72 ERA with Kansas City.
Guys named Corky shouldn't even be allowed to play baseball.
Seems like the Future Stars who don't end up with the Yankees, go to KC. Ramirez was 0-2 with a 5.96 ERA out of the Royals bullpen.