1988 Fleer Superstar Specials – Card #632 – Mike Scott & Orel Hershiser
The Astros’ Mike Scott, and the Dodgers’ Orel Hershiser have been two of baseball’s best pitchers over the last three seasons. Bothcontinued their fine careers in 1987, ranking near the top of the National League in many important categories.
In addition to his 16 victories, Scott ranked in the top five in the National League in strikeouts(233), shutouts(3), complete games(8), and innings pitched(247.2). His 3.23 ERA was the 7th best in the league. Mike was the National League’s Cy Young award winner in 1986, Scott capped off his incredible ’86 season by pitching a no-hitter in the division clinching game against the San Francisco Giants.
Hershiser’s 16-16 won-loss record belies the high quality of his season. He was the most enduring of all National League pitchers – leading the league with 246.2 innings pitched. He ranked third in the league in both complete games(10), and ERA(3.06). Additionally, his 190 strikeouts were a career high. Orel enjoyed his finest season in 1985 when he was 19-3 with a 2.03 ERA.
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I received 2 packs of 1989 Topps in the contest I won on the Autographed Cards blog.
Here are the results from Pack #2
Gary Sheffield(rookie), Don Heinkel, Ken Phelps, Houston Astros Team Leader, Dennis Eckersley, Kurt Stilwell, Chad Kreuter, Jeff Bittiger, Luis Polonia, Mickey Hatcher, Terry Clark, Charlie Leibrandt, Mike Scott, Andres Thomas, and Johnny Ray.
This pack was definitely the better of the 2 I received of 1989 Topps. You cannot go wrong with a Gary Sheffield rookie card. Eckersley is a Hall of Famer. And nabbing cards of Mike Scott and Andres Thomas are not too bad either.
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