A couple of years ago I started creating and posting a series of cards branded Minor Stars. Over time, other projects turned my attention away, as a result, it has been a long time since I have posted one. That all changed this morning after I discovered this superb minor league image of the great Dave Parker.
Here is a 22 year old "Cobra" as a member of 1973 AAA Charleston (WV) Charlies:
This 1973 Charleston team was managed by former Red Sox manager Joe Morgan and stacked with future major leaguers including Art Howe, Ed Ott, Bruce Kison and Frank Taveras. Interesting to note that Parker wasn't the most productive power hitter on the team, as the late Tony Solaita led the team in home-runs, RBIs, and OPS.