Darryl Strawberry 1988 Fleer Superstar Special w/Eric Davis
It’s nice when two friends can share things. It’s even nicer when you are the best of friends and that thing happens to be a baseball card from the 1988 Fleer set.
When I was putting these sets together as a kid, I always looked forward to seeing who got paired together by Fleer for their ‘Superstar Special’ series.
A classic subset, in my opinion, ‘Superstar Special’ was a nice break from the normal base cards we found in our 660-pc sets. Usually consisting of All-stars, MVPs, and Cy Young Award winners, every once in a while, Fleer would offer us a combination that made us think.
But for this card, there was no thinking involved. Fleer took two baseball superstars who happened to grow up together, and eventually became best friends, and put them on the same card. An excellent idea!!!
I bet if you asked Eric and Darryl what their favorite card of themselves is they would both point to this one – the 1988 Fleer ‘Superstar Special – Crunch Time’.