1988 Topps Eddie Murray
This one may be a contender for my ‘Fab 5’ when I complete my Eddie Murray player collection!!
I have always enjoyed the 1988 design. A little on the bland side, the overall look of the card has a vintage feel to it. While not being heavy on the graphic element, Topps did a very nice job of making the card’s design elements flow. Starting with the color schemes used, they added the team colors into the card’s headline and banner in the lower right corners. When adding the player photos, they put them on top of the graphic which makes the player’s image really pop off of the card.
1988 was a solid year for Murray. He played in all but one game and managed to hit .284 while collecting 171 hits. He was also able to crush 27 doubles, 28 home runs, and drive in 84 runs. Murray’s amazing ‘batting eye’ was once again on display in ’88 as he struck out just 78 times in 681 plate appearances.