1988 Fleer Superstar Specials – Card #636 – Mike Schmidt & Gary Carter
“Tried And True Sluggers”
When you talk about National League All-Stars in the 1980s’, you associate third base with Mike Schmidt, and catcher with Gary Carter.
Mike Schmidt will go down in history as one the greatest third basemen of all-time. In 1987 he had a season that was commensurate with his outstanding career. Mike batted .293, drove in 113 runs and smacked 35 home runs. On April 18 he hit the 500th home run of his major league career. Mike’s career total of 530 home runs ranks ninth on the all-time list. He has led the National League in home runs a record eight times. Schmidt is also an outstanding fielder. He has been honored with a gold glove award ten times.
Carter had a fine 1987 season. He hit 20 home runs and produced 83 RBIs. He also hit his 11th career Grand Slam – the most of any active National League player. Gary is an outstanding defensive catcher and has three gold glove awards to show for it. He has been selected to play in the All-Star game ten times and has been named MVP of that classic twice.