Greg Maddux 2002 Upper Deck ‘Stars Of 89’ Game-Used Jersey Card
There are so many reasons as to why this card should be loved by a Greg Maddux fan. And yet, I am very disappointed in the actual issue itself. And while I knew what I was getting into prior to clicking my way through the checkout process of buying this one, I admit that I knew it was a mistake before I even started.
Here’s the card:
And now, why I just can’t stomach it…
The premise of this card issued by Upper Deck is ‘Stars of 89’. During the 1989 baseball season, Greg Maddux pitched for the Chicago Cubs. The card obviously features him in an Atlanta Braves uniform. And the swatch? Yep, it’s from a Braves jersey too… Kind of sad, huh?? I want to and will at some point add a relic card of Maddux to my collection that features a relic from his playing days with the Cubs. I just got sucked into the whole ‘1989’ theme this card had going for it.
1989 was the year I moved to Chicago. 1989 was the year that I became a Cubs fan. 1989 was the year that I fell in love with Wrigley Field. And now I have a great souvenir of the team’s premier pitcher of that season – and he’s captured in a Brave’s uniform – UGHHH!!!