1987 Donruss Eddie Murray
Hardly worth showing off, but trying to stay true to my commitment of honoring Eddie and each of his cards from his days with the Orioles, cards like the 1987 Donruss issue make that task a little less enjoyable.
I like the ’87 design. It’s not my favorite, but it is definitely not their worst work either. But the photo choice for this card is just terrible. I mean, zoom out. Seriously…
Here we have one of the game’s greatest hitters and Donruss chooses this close-up as their picture for a baseball card set people will be collecting all year-long. I know that they may want to hold certain images for certain issues, but this is their flagship, their bread-and-butter if you will… And they failed miserably.
The only great thing about adding this card to my collection is that I can add a ‘Y’ to my ‘Own It’ column on my Eddie Murray checklist!!! Otherwise – YUCK!!!