My son collected Nomar Garciaparra baseball cards from 1994 to 2004. His goal was to get every Nomar baseball card published during those years. He has books full of hundreds of Nomar cards from when he was with the Red Sox. In 2004 when he was traded to the Cubs, my son gave it up. He searched out the remaining few Red Sox cards from that season, then put it all in a box and put it away. In his mind Nomar was Nomore.
It was nice to see Nomar come back if for only a day so as to retire with the Sox. If anyone comes out with a card celebrating his one-day minor league stint with the team this spring, my son will probably dig out his cards and look for that one final piece.
Whatever Nomar’s motivation was for returning so as to retire with the Red Sox, he has done MLB a favor.
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