My Eddie Murray ‘Fab 5′ – Card #2

Now that my Eddie Murray player collection is complete I wanted to take the time to show off my favorite 5 cards from this set.

Card #2 – 1989 Topps

Oh yeah, now we’re talking!!!

The 1989 Topps design still ranks as one of my favorites of all-time!  A clean looking card with large pictures and a vintage feel is just what this collector loves the most!

When the 1989 Topps set debuted, I was hooked immediately.  As a kid, and still today, I enjoyed cards in which the companies tied the team colors to the card’s design.  And with this 1989 issue, Topps scored a perfect 10.

Skipping the posed portrait look for a change, Topps gave us a brilliant shot of Eddie batting right-handed.  And as you can see by the look on his face, he is as focused as ever on the next offering that the pitcher hurls his way.

Between the great use of Orange and Black, along with a near-perfect photo, this card is a beauty!  The vintage Orioles uniform looks great, and I am always a sucker for that bird on Eddie’s helmet!!

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