I like this card for two reasons. First, I liked Prado before he was dealt to the Yankees exactly two years ago today. I was thrilled when I heard he would be playing in Pinstripes. Second, I know exactly which game this card immortalizes.
On Friday, August 22, 2014 Prado cracked a HR early in the game and hit a walk-off single. I found confirmation that this photo came from that night's celebration in a photo printed by the New York Daily News:
While this is taken from a different angle, it is the same moment. If you look closely at the card, you can see that it is Brett Gardner dumping the cooler on Prado.
This is far and away, my favorite card documenting his 37 game stint with the Yankees. That's it, acquired on July 31, 37 games, an appendectomy, and a trade in December. I wish he would have had more time in NY, but at least I'll always have that celebratory photo SP. Thanks for reading.