Category Archives: Tony Gwynn Collection

Tony Gwynn 1987 Fleer Baseball All-Stars

Tony Gwynn 1987 Fleer Baseball All-Stars

While not part of their standard base product, Fleer did make an All-Star set in 1987.

The set was sold in a box-set format, and was tagged as ‘Baseball All-stars’.

And while normally, I demand that my All-Star cards feature an image that shows you one of their All-Star traits, I will let this one of Tony Gwynn pass because Tony’s smile brightens up the whole card.

Have a look:



Come to think of it, maybe Tony Gwynn’s smile back then was an All-Star trait…

Tony Gwynn 1996 Leaf Preferred

Tony Gwynn 1996 Leaf Preferred

Not too many baseball cards feature Hall of Famer Tony Gwynn working in the field.  After all, Gwynn is the best hitter of his generation and one of the greatest hitters in the history of the game.

But, seeing him in the field on this 1996 Leaf Preferred baseball card is a nice change.

Have a look:



And let us now forget that for a time, Tony Gwynn was an elite defender!

Gwynn captured five Gold Glove Awards during a six season span from 1986-1991.  He retired from the sport with a .987 fielding percentage over 20 seasons.

We miss you ‘Mr. Padre’.

Tony Gwynn 1998 Fleer Circa ‘Thunder’

Tony Gwynn 1998 Fleer Circa ‘Thunder

I did very little collecting of baseball cards during the 1990’s and no collecting in the very late 1990’s.

So, when I see cards like this, I am excited to experience something ‘new’ for myself even though the product was issued almost 20 years ago.



This card of Tony Gwynn comes from the 1998 Fleer Circa set and from the subset tagged as ‘Thunder’.  As you can see, the image of Gwynn is a sweet one, and the graphics offer us a gaudy 1990’s look.  I’m not sure what all of the scribble in the upper-right corner is supposed to be, but thankfully is does not detract from the overall product or great image of #19.

Tony Gwynn 1994 Fleer Ultra

Tony Gwynn 1994 Fleer Ultra

While his eyes may be shielded from our site due his wearing of his Oakley Blades, there is not doubt in my mind that Tony Gwynn’s 20/20 vision is firmly locked in on the ball that he has put into play with this swing.

Take a look:



You agree, don’t you?!?!

After all, he was the master of dissecting the incoming pitch so I am fairly certain that he was also pretty good at watching it leave too…

Tony Gwynn 1995 Bazooka Baseball Card

Tony Gwynn 1995 Bazooka Baseball Card

It’s not often that you see Tony Gwynn swinging for the fences, but that appears to be what he is doing in the image from this 1995 Bazooka baseball card.

Have a look:



Gwynn connected for 3,141 hits during his 20-year major league career.  He has 135 lifetime home runs.  Just 4.29% of his hits left the field.  And still, he was the most feared hitter in the game during his 20-year reign as the game’s best hitter.

Tony Gwynn 2000 Topps Gallery

Tony Gwynn 2000 Topps Gallery

I’ve always been a big fan of baseball cards that feature an image of the player signing autographs inside the stadium or ballpark.  I find it a neat way to celebrate the player.  And while many in today’s game only do it when a camera is on them, guys like Tony Gwynn more than likely did it because they wanted to.

Imagine being in the right field stands perched right behind third base and #19 is headed your way.

What a truly great experience that would be and surely one that the lucky fans who were able to meet Mr. Gwynn will never forget.

This card of Tony Gwynn from the 2000 Topps Gallery set is a fantastic reminder that Gwynn was the consummate professional, and a very fan-friendly player and ambassador for the game.

A great addition to my collection!


Tony Gwynn 1995 Leaf

Tony Gwynn 1995 Leaf

Often overlooked because he was such a dominant hitter during his playing days, but Tony Gwynn was a stellar defender during his early playing days.

Between the 1986 and 1991 baseball seasons, Gwynn captured 4 Gold Glove Awards for defensive excellence in the outfield.  And as a National League outfielder, he had some major competition for those honors – Andre Dawson, Dale Murphy, Eric, Davis, Darryl Strawberry to name a few.

A truly gifted all-around baseball player, Tony Gwynn could do it all!  And then some…

I’m happy to see Leaf honored and celebrated Gwynn’s ability to play the outfield so well with this card from their 1995 set.