Friday, December 5, 2014
Card #142: 1995 Topps Cyberstats #308
TEAM: Cleveland Indians
1995 saw Topps do a little bit of a different type of parallel than the typical gold set. The Cyberstats parallel was an attempt at showing what the player's stats would have looked like had there not been a strike in 1994. Topps predicted that Alomar would have hit .282 with 19 home runs and 62 RBIs, which would have been his best season of his career to that point. That is not a far cry from his actual 1994 in which he hit .288 with 14 home runs and 43 RBIs. The picture is terrific, with an extreme closeup of Alomar in his mask. The only downside is that the effect of the spectralite technology is kind of lost since there is so little background to be blacked out.