Darryl Strawberry 1989 Topps All-star card
Of the 12 packs I ripped through of 1989 Topps, I only pulled 1 card for my player collections. In total there are 11 cards of the guys I collect in that set, so I was a little surprised that I only scored 1.
Here it is:
I have always been a big fan of All-star cards. I mean, these guys are the game’s top players and they have been celebrated and honored as such. So of course it makes sense to celebrate them with a nice piece of cardboard to capture that moment.
In ’89 ‘Straw’ had what could be considered a ‘down year’ statistically compared to what he had done in prior seasons. Still, he earned an All-star roster spot and finished the ’89 season with 29 home runs, 77 RBI, 69 runs scored, and made his 6th of 8 All-star teams.