Category Archives: Alan Trammell Collection

1988 Fleer Superstar Special Featuring Tony Fernandez, Cal Ripken Jr., and Alan Trammell

1988 Fleer Superstar Special Featuring Tony Fernandez, Cal Ripken Jr., and Alan Trammell

What a great way to start off a Sunday huh??

Showing off a baseball card featuring three of the best shortstops from the American League during the 1980’s.

The card comes from the 1988 Fleer baseball card set, and is part of the in-set subset called ‘Superstar Special’.

The card:

If I had to rank these three great shortstops, it would be very easy to do.

1 – Ripken
2 – Trammell
3 – Fernandez

For all intents and purposes, this one will land in my Alan Trammell player collection, which is getting very close to completion!!!

Alan Trammell 1990 Donruss ‘Baseball’s Best’

Alan Trammell 1990 Donruss ‘Baseball’s Best’

The 1990 Donruss base set did not offer as nice of an image as this 1990 Donruss ‘Baseball’s Best’ card of Alan Trammell.

And for player collectors like me, these extra cards were so much fun to go after because they allowed for more rapid collection growth as well as opportunities to add better looking cards into the collection.

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It didn’t always work out that way, but in some cases, the non-base card was a better looking choice than the base card.

The bright Blue border may be a bit on the loud side, but it does complement the Navy Blue of Trammell’s Tigers uniform very nicely.

Alan Trammell 1987 Donruss Highlights

Alan Trammell 1987 Donruss Highlights

I’ve been picking up a lot of Donruss Highlights cards recently.  The reason?  Well, a lot of the player collections I am working on right now feature stars from the 1980s – and the Donruss Highlights set was issued from 1985-87 so there is some good stuff to go after.

This card of Alan Trammell is from the 1987 Highlights set and it acknowledges his winning of the American Leagues’ Player Of The Month Award in September, 1987.

It’s just too bad that the photograph selected does nothing to show you how well Trammell played in September of the 1987 baseball season…  Sheesh.

Alan Trammell 1979 Topps

Alan Trammell 1979 Topps

Wow, this card really takes me back.  Look at how young, and how skinny, Alan Trammell was in the image used for his 1979 Topps baseball card.

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I also have to say that I love his socks too!!!

As for Trammell’s second full season in the majors, he was starting to establish himself as one of the more dependable shortstops in the league.  Playing in 142 games, Trammell was starting to hit and defend at the rate in which the Tigers wanted.

He would go on to become one of the best shortstops in the 1980’s.

Alan Trammell 1989 Topps – Base & Team Leaders

Alan Trammell 1989 Topps – Base & Team Leaders

I thought I’d offer up a little ‘2-for-1’ special on this wonderful Thursday morning…

Here you are:

Of the lot, on the left you have Alan Trammell’s base card from the 1989 Topps baseball card set.  And on the right is the Detroit Tigers team leaders card from the same set.

I have always enjoyed the 1989 Topps set – and I think that the player’s nameplate of that card’s design is a very underappreciated one.  It could be argued that it is the best looking nameplate issued in the 1980’s!!!

Enjoy your ‘2-for-1’ special.

Alan Trammell 1989 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Detroit Tigers Team Card

Alan Trammell 1989 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Detroit Tigers Team Card

If you needed more proof that the Upper Deck Collector’s Choice team checklist cards issued in the 1989 set were better than what Donruss was doing with their Diamond Kings brand, I give you this:

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This is the Detroit Tigers checklist from the ’89 set.  Featuring Alan Trammell, this card is so much better looking than any of the Trammell Diamond Kings that could be had in the early 1980’s.

Nicely done, Mr. Wells!

1986 Fleer ‘Shotrstops Supreme’ Featuring Cal Ripken Jr. And Alan Trammell

1986 Fleer ‘Shotrstops Supreme’ Featuring Cal Ripken Jr. And Alan Trammell

And why not start our Friday off with a baseball card that features the two best shortstops from the American League during the 1980’s??

There are so many Fleer Superstar Special baseball cards that are poorly done; it is nice to find one that is nicely cropped, nicely centered, and with the subjects paying attention to the person taking the picture.

Have a look:

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And for the record, Alan Trammell is 6′ 0″ tall, and Cal Ripken, Jr. is 6′ 4″.

Alan Trammell 1989 Bowman – A Ray Of Light!!!

Alan Trammell 1989 Bowman

The re-release of the Bowman brand in 1989 brought us some of the worst looking cards that the hobby had seen since the very early 1980’s.

The set featured tons of close-up portraits, grainy action shots, and little to no design concept.

Still, every set has a small handful of cards that buck the trend.  Ones that stand out and make you smile.

And for this player collector, the card of Alan Trammell does just that!!

 

A great looking card with a perfect image selection!  YES!!

Alan Trammell 1989 Donruss Baseball’s Best – BATTING CAGE CARD!!!!

Alan Trammell 1989 Donruss Baseball’s Best

Two of my favorite things are combined on this one single baseball card of Alan Trammell.

Care to guess what they are???

Well, if you said (1) batting cage card and (2) card commemorating the best in the game, you would have been right.

This card of Trammell is from Donruss’ 1989 Baseball’s Best card set.  The image is superb, and the background is even better!!!

A fantastic addition to my Alan Trammell player collection.

Alan Trammell 1987 Donruss

Alan Trammell 1987 Donruss

The 1987 baseball season was Alan Trammell’s 11th year in the big leagues.  By the time that the season started, Trammell was already a 3-time All-Star and winner of 4 Gold Glove Awards.

 

My favorite stat from Trammell’s 1987 baseball season – .343!

Trammell his .343 during the 1987 season, a career high!  In 151 games played, Trammell collected 205 hits over the course of the season.  Trammell finished in second place for the American League’s batting title in 1987 to Wade Boggs, who hit an amazing .363.