Saturday, May 17, 2014

Card #31: 1990 Upper Deck #655

YEAR: 1990
BRAND: Upper Deck
SET: Upper Deck
TEAM: San Diego Padres

There is not a whole lot to say about this card.  It is not a terribly exciting shot.  Alomar was coming off a season in which he won the Minor League Player of the Year for the second year in a row and then played in about seven games with the Padres.  One of the things that has changed for the worst in baseball over the years from when I first became a fan is the size of sets, resulting in a much smaller number of players getting cards.  Granted, Alomar was one of the biggest prospects in the world, but I have more than 40 cards of Alomar with the San Diego Padres, with some more out there.  He had 23 plate appearances in seven games with the Padres.  By contrast, Alomar spent 22 plate appearances in eight games with the New York Mets at the end of his career and there is not a single Major League card of him in a Mets uniform.  Go figure.  

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