Thursday, April 17, 2008

The 20 for $40 re-wrap: 1991 O-Pee-Chee Premiere


And now it's time for a long-distance dedication.

This pack of 1991 O-Pee-Chee Premiere is dedicated to a guy who rated it as the tenth best baseball card set of the early-90s -- three places ahead of the mighty 1994 Fleer.

Ben: Keep your feet on the ground, and keep reaching for the stars.



Base:
Steve Bedrosian
The 1987 NL Cy Young winner, Bedrock spent the '91 season as setting up Rick Aguilera for the World Champion Twins.

Juan Gonzalez
434 career home runs, 1936 hits, 1998 AL MVP. Juan Gonzalez: HOFer, or not?

Hensley "Bam Bam" Muelens
Your prototypical AAAA player. Was the MVP of the International League in 1990, but hit .222/6/29 in 288 ABs for the Yankees in '91. Muelens was the first player from Curacao to play in the Bigs.

Kevin Maas
Dubbed the heir-apparent to Don Mattingly, Maas reached the 10 career home run milestone faster than any player in Major League history. In 1991 he hit .220 and struck out 128 times. (in 500 ABs)

Terry Shumpert

A second round pick of the Royals in '87, Shumpert would go on to play 14 seasons with six different teams.

Will Clark
Did you know that Will Clark is a direct descendant of William Clark -- of "Lewis and Clark" fame? Well you do now!

Wade Taylor
1991 would be Taylor's first (and last) season in the Majors. He would finish his career with a record of 7-12 with an ERA of 6.27.

1 comment:

Scott said...

Not a Hall of Famer. Compares closest to Albert Belle and Carlos Delgado both very good but not great players.