Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Yeshua, The Ignitor & 1988 Topps

At his Hall of Fame induction ceremony Paul Molitor said "I'd like to thank God for his many, many blessings in my life, including my salvation that he's allowed me through his son, Jesus."

After his 1987 campaign, Paul was headed to heaven but he didn't look like he was headed to Cooperstown. Milwaukee's star player had already missed 439 of a possible 1,569 games to various injuries.  

He retired ninth on the career list with 3,319 hits.  Remarkably, he got dramatically better in his 30's (which is the calling card for steroid use) during the "steroid era", however, there was never any suspicion on Molitor.

About The Card
And you wonder why Upper Deck took the baseball card world by storm the following year?

Bland is the best word for the design. The color scheme for the Brewers was particularly bad. 

1988 Topps features Tom Glavine's rookie card but even that can't help this set from being an all time junk wax product.

Completely uninspired. 

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