Orel Hershiser 1989 Upper Deck – Three-Headed Monster!!
While certainly not the best looking cards from the 1989 Upper Deck set, these cards are very indicative of who was on everybody’s mind during the 1989 baseball season.
In 1988, Orel Hershiser had one of the greatest single-season performances for a pitcher in my lifetime.
Dominant during the regular season, which culminated with him winning the 1988 National League Cy Young Award, Orel took his dominance into the post-season. And once there, he continued to flourish. He led his Dodgers past the Mets in the NCLS and in the process won the MVP award for that series. And when facing the talented A’s in the World Series, Hershiser continued to shine. He and his Dodger teammates swept the stacked A’s team and Orel landed the World Series MVP trophy.
The three cards below honor Orel Hershiser’s amazing accomplishments from that magical season. Since these cards were from Upper Deck’s premier issue, I will let their photography choices pass…