Wednesday, May 14, 2014

1993 TOPPS FINEST: PAGING Nos. 127-135

A CY YOUNG WINNER, ROOKIE OF YEAR AND MVP ON ONE PAGE.


HALL OF FAMERS

  • None, breaking a streak of eight pages featuring at least one HOFer.

FINEST OF THE NINE

  • Anybody able to beat cancer to return to the field gets this vote, so #130 Andres Galarraga, take a bow. Plus, he was a damn good player for 19 years, hitting 399 homers.

FINEST MOMENT

  • Playing while hurt or sick is a dicey proposition: You don't want to let your teammates down but you don't want to be the weak link either. #131 Ken Caminiti, battling flu-like symptoms on Aug. 18, 1996, raised his game to another level. Needing 2 liters of intravenous fluids, he homered twice and drove in four runs as the Padres beat the Mets. It was his signature performance during his NL MVP season.

DESIGNED TO THE NINES

  • Check out #128 Ozzie Guillen's contorted body after making contact. Love it.

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