It took a little longer than I had expected, but I have completed my 1985 Topps #1 Draft Pick subset. I posted each card individually for you with some insight as to how these guys and their professional careers panned out. Some were impressive while others did not get the job done…
And even though the ranking of #1 pick connotes greatness, it is very obvious that it takes a very rare player to meet or exceed the expectations of this title. Of this group of players, only 2 met the expectations – Darryl Strawberry and Harold Baines. Each had very impressive careers, and were multiple time All-stars. Of the remaining guys, Shawon Dunston, Bob Horner, and Mike Moore also fared pretty well in the majors yet fell short of what is expected of a player selected first in their draft class. The rest of the guys may have shown flashes of greatness from time to time, but were definitely not able to achieve what was expected of them.
Here is the complete set:
And now that this subset is complete, I am ready to take on the next one!! I have a few ideas…. Stay tuned!!!