Tuesday, May 03, 2011

1990 Swell Baseball Greats

I love these sets that have no current players and are focused on "baseball greats."  This set in particular is one of my favorites and part of it is the fact that it includes players that don't quite reach the level of "great" and so it gives a lot of players some new cards...and millions of team collectors rejoiced!

So for this post I'll skip over the commentary on the cards for the likes of Hank Aaron and Ty Cobb and focus on the "great" players.

#60 Bob Feller

Jim Northrup was one of the leading offensive weapons of the Tigers 1968 World Series title.  During that season he hit 21 home runs and five of those were grand slams.

#78 Jim Northrup

#2 Hank Aaron

#15 Ty Cobb

#90 Johnny Mize
Ralph had an outstanding 1974 season batting an incredible .353 average. He also led the league in hits and triples for the Braves that season.

#46 Ralph Garr

#30 Grover Alexander

#10 Babe Ruth

Don played shortstop for the Cubs in the late 60's and early 70's.

#69 Don Kessinger
Billy Herman is a Hall of Famer but I really could tell you more about him other than that he played for the Cubs.  Billy was probably the best Cubs 2nd baseman behind Ryne Sandberg and was elected to the Hall of Fame in 1975 through the Veteran's Committee
#59 Billy Herman


Hackenbush said...

Kessinger was a 6 time All Star and won 2 Gold Gloves.

Milwaukee Southpaw said...

What, are you sayin' Jim Northrup was NOT great??? ;)