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Set Numbered 1-20 ; Printed in 1989 ; Only 5000 printed!
*Card and Picture Quality Much Higher Than Shown*
MLB - Naulty, Helfand, Meares, Kelly, Steverson, Ronan



1989 Team Baseball Card Set (Six Major Leaguers' Rookies)

5,000 Printed in 1989 (extremely limited quantities)

  1. Team Card
  2. Dan Naulty
  3. Eric Helfand
  4. Joe Ciccarella
  5. Matt Watson
  6. Mike Kelly
  7. Pat Harrison
  8. Pat Meares
  9. Todd Steverson
  10. Andy Croghan
  11. Sean Rees
  12. Darrel Deak
  13. Joey Kane
  14. Tim Williams
  15. Marc Ronan
  16. Dennis Gray
  17. Mate Borgogno
  18. Eric Hughes
  19. Buddy Cribb
  20. Henderson / Harrison / Mosiello



card sizes 2x3

#1 - Team Card1989 Goldpanners
#2 - Dan Naulty


Dan Naulty
Height: 6'5" Weight: 180 Bats: R Throws: R
Born: 1-6-70 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

Slender righthander pitched for Fairbanks out of Cerritos College in Norwalk, CA.  Naulty established a team record for consecutive games finished, as the relief hurler stayed on to the final out in his first 15 straight appearances, compiling a 2-0 win-loss mark with five saves over that span.  Naulty was 4-3 with six saves and a good 2.11 earned run average during the collegiate season at Cerritos.

#3 - Eric Helfand


Eric Helfand
Height: 6'0" Weight: 192 Bats: L Throws: R
Born: 3-25-69 Hometown: San Diego, CA

The big left-handed hitting catcher played for Fairbanks out of Arizona State University.  However, that was his second stop on the collegiate trail as the San Diego native originally played one year at the University of Nebraska.  Helfand played solid summer ball combining a .300 batting average and good power ratio with his considerable defensive skills...

#4 - Joe Ciccarella

Joe Ciccarella
Height: 6'3" Weight: 195 Bats: L Throws: R
Born: 12-29-69 Hometown: Huntington Beach, CA

An agile first baseman, Ciccarella played for the Goldpanners out of Loyola Marymount University.  Ciccarella followed up his fine freshman year at Loyola where he hit .326 with a solid .300-hitting summer season with the Goldpanners.  A high school All-America pick during his prep days at Mater Dei High School in Los Angeles...

#5 - Matt Watson

Matt Watson
Height: 6'2" Weight: 190 Bats: R Throws: R
Born: 12-26-67 Hometown: West Covina, CA

The righthanded pitcher from California State University at Fullerton played briefly for the Goldpanners in 1988 and then became a starting pitcher with the 1989 team and pitched one of the team's best efforts of the summer with a two-hit Alaska League shutout of Anchorage.  All-around athlete enjoyed an outstanding athletic career at Covina, CA, High School.

#6 - Mike Kelly


Mike Kelly
Height: 6'2" Weight: 178 Bats: R Throws: R
Born: 6-2-70 Hometown: Los Alimitos, CA

Sensational freshman outfielder played for Fairbanks out of Arizona State University where he was dubbed national collegiate freshman player of the year.  The talented native of Los Alimitos, CA, put together big numbers with the Goldpanners as he hovered at the .400 mark throughout most of the season and led the club in runs scored and runs batted in...

#7 - Pat Harrison

Pat Harrison
Field Manager

Pat Harrison, the athletic director and baseball coach at The Master's College in Newhall, CA, returned to Fairbanks to pilot the 1989 team.  Harrison, while an undergraduate at the University of Southern California, played for the Goldpanners in 1965 and 1966.  (inset is Harrison as a Goldpanner in 1966)  Harrison's coaching career also includes stints at USC, Oral Roberts and Washington State.

#8 - Pat Meares


Pat Meares
Height: 5'11" Weight: 165 Bats: R Throws: R
Born: 9-6-68 Hometown: Salina, KS

Mears played for the Goldpanners out of Wichita State University after playing a major role in leading the Wheatshockers to the 1989 NCAA championships.  Mears, normally a third baseman, filled in at shortstop in the national championships and hit the home run that proved to be the winning margin in the NCAA title game... 

#9 - Todd Steverson


Todd Steverson
Height: 6'2" Weight: 190 Bats: R Throws: R
Born: 11-15-71 Hometown: Venice, CA

Considered one of the brightest young prospects in the nation, Steverson came to the Goldpanners directly out of Culver City, CA, High School and en route to Arizona State University...

#10 - Andy Croghan

Andy Croghan
Height: 6'5" Weight: 195 Bats: R Throws: R
Born: 10-26-69 Hometown: Yorba Linda, CA

The big righthanded pitcher out of California State University joined the Goldpanners after his freshman year and turned in a solid performance in a starting role.  While effective, he failed to duplicate the 12-1 record he ran up at CSLB in playing a big role in guiding the 49ers to their first ever College World Series appearance...

#11 - Sean Rees

Sean Rees
Height: 5'11" Weight: 166 Bats: L Throws: L
Born: 4-9-70 Hometown: San Diego, CA

Just a freshman, Rees earned his wings at Arizona State University before joining Fairbanks where he became the club's No.1 starter until sidelined with an elbow injury on July 8.  Prior to that he racked up a 4-0 record with a 1.83 ERA.  At ASU, the lefty from San Diego had a 3-1 record and 4.50 ERA as he worked as both a starter and a reliever...

#12 - Darrel Deak

Darrel Deak
Height: 6'0" Weight: 175 Bats: B Throws: R
Born: 7-5-69 Hometown: Scottsdale, AZ

The Goldpanners enhoyed the services of Deak in both the 1988 and 1989 seasons.  The Loyola Marymount infielder hit .321 with nine home runs in '88 and surpassed those numbers in '89 as the regular shortstop.  The switch-hitter has enjoyed offensive success at all levels and made rapid strides in the difficult shortstop position in the summer of '89...

#13 - Joey Kane

Joey Kane
Height: 5'10" Weight: 170 Bats: R Throws: L
Born: 3-2-69 Hometown: North Hollywood, CA

Kane, a crafty left-hander out of Los Angeles Valley College, posted the best earned run average on the 1988 Goldpanner pitching staff at 2.48 to go with his 6-2 record.  Kane failed to have that kind of success in 1989 after a workhorse season at LA Valley where he went 7-5 with a 3.25 ERA.   Kane spent both of his summers in Fairbanks toiling as both a starter and reliever.

#14 - Tim Williams

Tim Williams
Height: 5'10" Weight: 165 Bats: L Throws: L
Born: 8-22-69 Hometown: Los Angeles, CA

Williams played for the Goldpanners near the end of the 1988 season and enjoyed unusual success as he hit .515 in the U.S. Open International Tournament to claim the batting title.  The Loyola Marymount outfielder earned an everyday spot in the outfield with the '89 Goldpanners and hit the ball at a .270 clip after a .307 season at Loyola...

#15 - Dennis Gray


Marc Ronan
Height: 6'2" Weight: 184 Bats: L Throws: R
Born: 9-9-69 Hometown: Tampa, FL

Florida State University produced the unusual talents of Marc Ronan, who is equally at home behind the plate in catcher's attire or in center field.  Played sparingly for the Goldpanners in 1988 but hit .270 and stole 15 bases before retiring for the season with a tender arm.   The fleet Ronan led the '89 club in thefts and hit at a .280 clip in everyday activity in the unusual catcher-center fielder combo.

#16 - Dennis Gray

Dennis Gray
Height: 6'6" Weight: 208 Bats: L Throws: L
Born: 12-24-69 Hometown: Banning, CA

The big left-handed pitcher came to the Goldpanners out of California State University at Long Beach where he was used sparingly in relief during his freshman season.  With the Goldpanners, Gray developed into a starting pitcher while continuing to work some of the short stints and led the team's pitching staff in appearances...

#17 - Mate Borgogno

Mate Borgogno
Height: 5'9" Weight: 170 Bats: L Throws: R
Born: 6-17-69 Hometown: Chino Hills, CA

The little left-handed hitting second baseman from California State University at Fullerton relied heavily on his defense to maintain a starting position as his hitting hovered in the .200 range after leading Fullerton's offensive attack.  Originally, Borgogno attended the University of Nebraska where he also hit .360 as a freshman, the same total he put together for CSUF as a sophomore.

#18 - Eric Hughes

Eric Hughes
Height: 5'10" Weight: 175 Bats: R Throws: R
Born: 1-25-68 Hometown: Reno, NV

The stocky righthanded pitcher came to the Fairbanks club out of Modesto, CA, Junior College, en route to the University of Southern California.  Hughes reported at mid-season to the Goldpanners and it took him a couple of weeks to round into pitching shape, but once he was ready he joined the starting rotation...

#19 - Buddy Cribb

Buddy Cribb
Height: 6'1" Weight: 180 Bats: L Throws: R
Born: 9-10-68 Hometown: Myrtle Beach, SC

Cribb is a versatile performer who came to the Goldpanners out of Florida State University.  Cribb played third base, first base, right field and served as designated hitter for the Goldpanners as he put together .260 numbers.  Enjoyed a strong sophomore season at Florida State, hitting .250 but blasting 15 home runs.

#20 - Coaching Staff

Coaching Staff
Gary Henderson - Pitching Coach
J.T. Harrison - Bat Boy
Bill Mosiello - Player/Coach

The 1989 Goldpanner support staff on the field featured pitching coach Gary Henderson from California State University at Fullerton and player/coach Bill Mosiello from Cerritos College.

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