How about a zero-year card? Try explaining that to someone who doesn't collect. ("How is there a card if the guy never played for the team?" "Umm...well...good question.")
A lot of the time, these sorts of cards come around when a guy gets drafted by one team, but is then dealt before coming to the bigs with that team. Which is what we have here:
1996 Bowman #353 Carlos Guillen RC (Astros)
Carlos Guillen was drafted by the Astros in '92, but never did play a game with them. He was dealt to the Mariners in the Randy Johnson trade in '98 (thanks baseball-reference!). This card brought to you by: yep, a dime box.
So what does that make him?
The first inductee into the "Zero-Year Cards" section of this blog. Immortalized in a uniform that he never got the chance to wear.