Tony Gwynn 1996 Topps ‘Star Power’
Without a doubt, Tony Gwynn brought the ‘Star Power’ to the sport of baseball during his playing days.
Gwynn was a low-key superstar, playing for a team in a small market. He did not get a lot of national coverage, sponsors, or commercial endorsements.
What he did get was respect from each and every player he played with and against. Gwynn was a consummate professional and he would not be out-worked. His ability to focus on the situation and study the scenario put him in place for the discussion of ‘Best Hitter Of All-Time’.
This is a card from the 1996 Topps baseball card set. The card is from a subset tagged as ‘Star Power’.
I’m going to have to seek out the full checklist for this set. For me, it could have been a 1-card set that solely featured #19, but I am certain that is not the case.
Still, could be a fun one to review and check out as the graphics are pretty neat.