Manuscript Vertical Files 

Collection Number: MVF 24-12

Accession Number: 0708-63 and 0809-36

Item(s): Kerry Wood baseball cards (18) - 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, and 2006. 

Producer: Upper Deck, Donruss, Topps, Fleer, Bowman, and Pacific Trading Cards.

Donor: Jan Hart

Date Received: March 5, 2007

Literary Rights Statement: 

Permission to publish from the collection must be obtained from the Irving Archives,
Irving Public Library.

Description

     The file contains 18 Kerry Wood baseball trading cards. The cards are from five different manufacturers: Topps (7), Upper Deck (4), Donruss (1), Fleer (2), Bowman (2), and Pacific Trading Cards (2).  The cards span the years 1998-2002 and 2006.

     Kerry Wood was born in 1977. He was raised in Irving, Texas. He attended Irving schools until he transferred to the Grand Prairie school district for his senior year of high school. For his first three years of high school, he attended MacArthur High School in Irving. Wood was the fourth overall pick by the Chicago Cubs in Major League Baseball’s amateur draft in 1995. After three years in the minor leagues, he made his major league debut with the Chicago Cubs in 1998.