Wade Boggs 1988 Topps All-Star
Not the most appealing All-Star card that Topps ever issued, this one from the 1988 base set lacks aspects of originality and artistry.
But what it does do is celebrate Wade Boggs and his selection as an American League All-Star.
Did you just ask what Boggs did to deserve that roster spot? Well, let me tell you…
In 1988, Wade Boggs connected for 214 base hits en route to a .366 batting average and another batting championship for his trophy case. He led the league with 719 plate appearances that year while also leading the league in walks drawn – 125. And with all of the incredible lead-off hitters from that season, it was Boggs, who batted third for the Boston Red Sox that led the league in runs scored with 128. Boggs connected for 45 doubles in ’88 while also racking up 6 triples, 5 home runs, and 58 RBI.
A solid, solid season for one the my generation’s greatest hitters. No wonder why he made that All-Star squad!!!