1988 Fleer Superstar Specials – Card #635 – Tony Fernandez, Cal Ripken, and Alan Trammell
“AL Slugging Shortstops”
Tony Fernandez, Cal Ripken Jr, and Alan Trammell are three shortstops that can be considered superstars. In 1987 all three enjoyed outstanding seasons which measured up to their precedent-setting seasons of the past.
Fernandez rapped 186 hits and batted .322. Both figures were 7th best in the American League. He also scored 90 runs, hit 29 doubles, eight triples, and stole a career high 27 bases. Tony is a Gold Glove winner and this year he led all American League shortstops in putouts.
Ripken, baseball’s Iron-Man, again played in all 162 games, and again produced the type of numbers that baseball fans have come to expect from him. He hit 27 home runs, had 98 RBI’s, and scored 97 runs. He was the starting shortstop in the All-Star game, his fifth consecutive selection to the AL squad.
Trammell had the greatest season of his career. He achieved career highs in batting average (.343), runs scored (109), home runs (28), RBI (105), and game-winning RBI’s (16). His 205 hits were the third best in the American League.