I recently got a free pack of 1988 Topps Leader minis… I’ve never owned a single card from this set, and I figured I can’t be the only one, so I figured I’d share the whole pack.
Here’s the highlight of the pack for this Mets fan:
The back of the card, for those who love those backsides…
Tony Gwynn… I don’t have the actual cards near me as I’m writing this, so don’t ask me what particular league-leading thing is being commemorated with each card.
By the way, these cards are glossy on the front… one might even say “Super Glossy”… and are overall a little nicer than I’d expected.
…which is not to say that I’m going to run out and get more of these. As they say, the price was right.
A checklist! How quaint.
Hey, it’s the dude from ESPN!
…not to mention the guy who famously said “I ain’t an athlete, lady, I’m a baseball player.”
I don’t know if this is why Mike Dunne is in this set – the actual cards are elsewhere, as I mentioned – but he lead the NL with a .684 (13-6) winning percentage in 1987.
He finished 2nd to Benito Santiago in Rookie Of The Year voting, but never had that kind of success again.
I’ll be honest with you… Part of the reason for this post is because last week I had a post with an embedded video; something about it doesn’t play nice with blogrolls, and I’m trying to add posts to get the video far enough into my past that it won’t piss me off anymore. That’ll teach me to share videos…