Saturday, February 23, 2013

1989 Topps Cap'n Crunch


Hope everyone is enjoying their weekend.  Got another quick one for you all, and it's another food related card post...1989 Topps Cap'n Crunch!

Thanks Homer!
This is is another one of those player-approved but not MLB approved sets, so we again are treated to generic caps and shirts.  Here's the checklist, borrowed from the interwebs:

1          Jose Canseco  
2          Kirk Gibson    
3          Orel Hershiser 
4          Frank Viola     
5          Tony Gwynn    
6          Cal Ripken, Jr.
7          Darryl Strawberry        
8          Don Mattingly  
9          George Brett   
10        Andre Dawson
11        Dale Murphy   
12        Alan Trammell 
13        Eric Davis        
14        Jack Clark       
15        Eddie Murray  
16        Mike Schmidt  
17        Dwight Gooden           
18        Roger Clemens
19        Will Clark        
20        Kirby Puckett  
21        Robin Yount    
22        Mark McGwire

Not a bad selection for the stars of the day.  Don't remember if I had to chow down on two boxes to get these two cards, but here they are anyway:

#4 - Frank Viola
#20 - Kirby Puckett

Frank's pretty cool with the black cap, while Kirby looks a little bummed.  Here's the backs for completeness:


Not bad.  I like the complete stats and the extra info.
Something seems familiar with the Puckett's the Topps flagship version:

And the Topps K-Mart version:

It's almost like they just tilted the camera or something.  Not the most flattering picture for one of the greats of the day.

Anyway, that's it for now.  Enjoy the Oscars tomorrow...thanks for reading!


Anonymous said...

You're right, Puckett does look bummed!

I only have the Gywnn from this series, but it's treasured.

Anonymous said...

Maybe he is bummed because he died a rapist?

Fuji said...

Oddball sets rule. Thanks for sharing.