1988 Fleer Superstar Specials – Card #636 – Darryl Strawberry & Eric Davis
Eric Davis and Darryl Strawberry both entered major league baseball hounded by great fanfare and even greater expectations. It is a tribute to their ability as players and their strength as men that they both have been able to thrive under such pressure. In 1987 both enjoyed seasons that propelled them from the status of young player with great potential to the status of superstar. Both also joined the exclusive 30/30 club of players who have hit 30 or more home runs and stolen 30 or more bases in one season.
Davis batted .293, hit 37 home runs, drove in 100 runs, and stole 50 bases. He played particularly great in April and May. His 19 home runs in those two months set a National League record.
Strawberry silenced his critics by posting numbers that speak volumes about his all-around ability. He hit 39 home runs, stole 36 bases, and drove in a career high 104 runs. Darryl was at his best down the stretch of the pennant race – earning Player of the Month honors for September.