A friend picked up a set of the 2011 New Jersey Jackals baseball cards for me last month when he was out at Yogi Berra Stadium in Montclair to catch one of their playoff games.
The Jackals, an independent team in the Can-Am League, finished the season with a 57-36 record. They lost to the Quebec Capitales in the league championship series.
The team’s card set was designed by Cody Chrusciel and features photography by Chrusical, Andrew Presioso and NJ Sports Media. There are 27 skip-numbered cards, with full color fronts and backs. (The only numbering present is the players’ uniform numbers, but they are placed in order in the shrink-wrapped pack.)
The fronts feature a game action or candid shot. The backs feature another game action or candid shot, and a posed head shot. Each card includes a paragraph of biographical information, but no statistics.
Since the Can-Am League is geared towards younger players, there are not a lot of well-known names on any of the teams. Former Mets infielder Argenis Reyes played for the Jackals this year and is included in the card set. Coaches Ed Ott and Ramon Nivar also played in the major leagues.
Here is the full checklist:
- 00 Jack the Jackal – mascot
- 1 Ani Ramos – coach
- 2 Argenis Reyes – second base
- 3 Ramon Nivar – coach
- 5 Bobby Gagg – pitcher
- 7 Isaac Pavlick – pitcher
- 9 Chris White – outfielder
- 10 James Leverton – pitcher
- 13 Leonard Davis – outfielder
- 14 Edd Ott – pitching coach
- 15 Mike DeJesus – shortstop
- 16 Jared Locke – pitcher
- 17 Chris Anderson – catcher
- 19 Jeremy Slayden – outfielder
- 20 Mike Jones – designated hitter
- 21 Steve Fox – pitcher
- 22 Nick Giarraputo – third base
- 23 Myron Leslie – catcher
- 25 Kris Sanchez – first base
- 27 AJ Wideman – pitcher
- 29 Ryan Kulik – pitcher
- 30 Mike Pontius – pitcher
- 31 Jeff Gogal – pitcher
- 32 Chris Vasami – pitcher
- 40 Shaun Ellis – pitcher
- 44 Joe Calfapietra – manager
- no number – Eric Wamsley – trainer
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And Mike DeJesus is the brother of A’s OF David DeJesus.
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