#13 Ernie Banks - Cubs
I like some of the off the field cards that Topps included in this product. This Ernie Banks card was really cool. I remember a few years before he passed away the Cardinals made a big push to get Stan Musial a Presidential Medal of Honor. I did not realize that Ernie Banks had also received this honor as well. Really cool card and awesome honor for Mr. Cub.
#259 Greg Maddux - Braves
If we are going to go off the field then how can you not include this great photo of Braves great Greg Maddux playing golf. That's a great 1990s outfit in the picture too. Are those denim shorts? I am not sure if Maddux is in the same league as Smoltz on the gold course, but he still looks like he knows what he is doing. Curious as to where this picture came from.....
#279 Joe DiMaggio - Yankees
This was a card that I noticed the second time I flipped through the set. I like baseball numbers. You say Joe DiMaggio and the number that pops in my mind is 56. As in 56 game hitting streak. However, the 45 is a significant number in that record. Before DiMaggio set the mark for the longest hitting streak at 56 games, he bested the former mark of 45 which belonged to Baltimore Orioles star "Wee" Willie Keeler. Cool card that has really grown on me.
#282 Fred McGriff - Braves
The Crime Dog had a really cool swing with a great follow thru. It's not quite Ken Griffey Jr., but I would recognize this swing anywhere. I always felt like Fred McGriff would have been a little bit more important if he had not played in the steroid era. He was never a guy who hit 40 or 50 home runs, but he did hit 30 to 35 every year. A bunch of those 35 home runs seasons came years before players like Canseco really escalated the home run totals.
#290 Dwight Gooden - Mets
Just a really cool picture.
#298 Larry Doby - Indians
Really cool card with Larry Doby and Jackie Robinson. Robinson broke the color barrier in baseball, but Doby was not far behind. Really cool picture of the two of them together.