Monday, February 23, 2009

Young Superstars #28 - Robby Thompson

Robby Thompson was a two time All Star (though he didn't appear in either game), Gold Glove and Silver Slugger award winner. In 1993 he had a career year, hitting tenth in the league at .312, and earned his second trip to the All Star game, along with the afore mentioned Gold Glove and Silver Slugger.

He was hit in the face by a Trevor Hoffman pitch late in the 1993 season and was never really the same player. He came back and played sparingly through the end of the 1996 season.

Granted free agency during the 1996 off season, he signed with the Cleveland Indians but never played in a Major League game with his new team.

This is just the second card showing a player not batting or pitching. It's the first interesting one, the other was Terry Steinbach standing around in his catcher's gear.


Andy said...

That's two Giants in this set, and two Athletics. Which other teams have more than 1 card, and are any teams unrepresented?

Ben said...

Of the 26 teams playing in 1988, four were no represented in Series 1. In the American League, neither New York or Seattle had a player, and in the Nation League, Chicago and LA were without cards.

In Series 1, both Boston and Oakland had four players, while San Francisco had five.