Tampa Bay Rays

Chie Gunner/Paul Wilder

Rookie Card


YEAR: 1997

BRAND: Topps Co.

SET: Topps

Chie Gunner/Paul Wilder

Chie Gunner

Gunner was the 1996 winner of the Satchel Paige/Buck O'Neil Award as the Kansas City area's top African-American baseball player. Scouts say his excellent bat speed and intense enthusiasm for the game stamp him as a "sleeper" who may overachieve.

Paul Wilder

Wilder's home run potential and 6.7 speed in the 60-yard dash makes Tampa Bay's first-ever draft pick an exciting prospect. Said Devil Ray scout Paul Faulk, "If there is somebody with more power in the country than this kid, I'd like to see him."