PHOTO: If you're over the age of 30, I bet you smiled when you saw this card. To see an active player from a 20-year-old set is pretty cool, plus Vizquel looks exactly the same in that photo as he looks today.
STAT: As we near the end of this set, it's neat to think about how many players appeared in all 21 seasons from 1989 to 2009. I'll give you Vizquel and Ken Griffey, but the other 2 do not have cards in this set (having debuted earlier than 1989.) Can you get them? Answer here. (Hint: they both reached major career milestones this season.)
ANAGRAM: Omar Vizquel = Removal Quiz
Vizquel has had a very respectable career. When he started, he was a classic light-hitting but great-fielding shortstop. As the position took off offensively during the Steroids Era, Vizquel stayed behind, becoming below-average with the bat save for a few strong years in 1999-2002. He'll approach but not quite reach 3,000 hits before he's done, although he's making it more on longevity than good hitting, as his career .273 BA tells you.
Vizquel was a key member of the great Indians teams of the mid-to-late 1990s and is one of the greatest bunters the game has seen in the last 50 years.