Sunday, December 23, 2012
2013 Chachi Transactions #9 Mauricio Robles
Last week, the Phillies claimed left-handed pitcher Mauricio Robles off waivers from the Seattle Mariners. Robles is 23 and he's spent the past five seasons in the minors with both the Tigers and Mariners organizations. He has a grand total of 15 games at Triple-A where he's compiled a 4-6 record and a 6.71 ERA.
Normally, I wouldn't create a card for someone who has such a slim chance of seeing time with the Phillies during the upcoming season. But when I came across this photo of Robles with the chain-linked fence and blurry bystanders in the background, I knew the photo would capture the essence of the 1973 Topps set.
To date, Robles has appeared on base and insert cards within 2009 Bowman Chrome, 2010 Bowman Platinum, 2011 Bowman and 2011 Topps Pro Debut.