488 Dave Martinez - Pictured as a Cubs rookie; the Northsiders were the first of his nine(!) teams. In order: Cubs, Expos, Reds, Giants, White Sox, Devil Rays, Cubs again, Rangers, Blue Jays, and Braves. Whew.
11 Chris Brown Diamond Kings - Was a high school teammate of Darryl Strawberry.
89 Cal Ripken, Jr. - And here's the Hall of Famer for the pack. The first one, anyway (SPOILER ALERT).
572 Bob Kipper - Hails from Aurora, IL. Just like a certain cable-access duo.
440 Scott Bradley - Complete with horrifically red nose and muzzle. Not a pretty picture.
307 Todd Worrell - Sheesh, his mustache was even worse than mine.
297 Al Nipper - It's very difficult to be an effective major league pitcher with a name like Al Nipper. Exhibit A.
413 Tracy Jones - I believe this is the gentleman who is the last remaining holdout keeping me from completing my 1988 Topps set.
280 Jim Sundberg - According to the card back, he was in the midst of a TEN-YEAR contract that ran through 1990. If true, he would have signed it prior to 1981, when he was a 30-year-old catcher with the Rangers. Nice to see that dumb contracts aren't a new thing in Arlington.
271 George Bell - Or as he's better known, Juan Bell's brother.
138 Nolan Ryan - Hall of Famer #2! He had a mere 4,277 strikeouts at that time.
621 Fred McGriff - A Crime Dog second-year card! That's the icing on the cake; this pack is awesome.
42 Chris James Rated Rookie - In 1985 with the Patriots, his brother Craig was the last white running back to rush for 1,000 yards in the NFL.
33 Mike Birkbeck Rated Rookie - Who rated him?
90 Juan Nieves - Officially the worst pitcher ever to no-hit the Orioles. The best? Probably that Nolan Ryan guy.
Puzzle Pieces 52-54: Roberto Clemente's smiling face.
Well, that's about all you can ask for from a 20-year-old pack. The other pack of 1987 Donruss had Lance Parrish and Mike Schmidt as the big pulls, but this one wins easily. Thanks Mark!