Monday, March 30, 2009

1988 Score Young Superstars Series 2 recap

Well, here we are, at the end of the second series. Once again, we're going to go through the series by division and see who had cards and who didn't.

In series 2 more teams were left out. In the American League, the Detroit Tigers, Minnesota Twins and Oakland A's were without cards. If you'll remember, the first series was pretty A's heavy, so it's not too surprising that there are none featured in Series 2.

In the National League, the Philadelphia Phillies, Los Angeles Dodgers and San Francisco Giants are without cards. Again, Series 1 was Giants heavy (with five cards).

AL East:
Baltimore Orioles - 1
Boston Red Sox - 1
Cleveland Indians - 2
Detroit Tigers - 0
Milwaukee Brewers - 3
New York Yankees - 1
Toronto Blue Jays - 3

AL West:
California Angels - 1
Chicago White Sox - 1
Kansas City Royals - 3
Minnesota Twins - 0
Oakland Athletics - 0
Seattle Mariners - 2
Texas Rangers - 3

NL East:
Chicago Cubs - 1
Montreal Expos - 2
New York Mets - 5
Philadelphia Phillies - 0
Pittsburgh Pirates - 3
St. Louis Cardinals - 2

NL West:
Atlanta Braves - 1
Cincinnati Reds - 3
Houston Astros - 1
Los Angeles Dodgers - 0
San Diego Padres - 1
San Francisco Giants - 0

In 80 Young Superstars, there were no Dodgers or Twins. Looking back a few years though, both teams were very mature. The Twins won it all in '87, so they weren't lacking in talent, they just didn't have a lot of young players coming up. Kirby Puckett is just about the only player that could conceivably be included here, but he'd already been around for a while.

The Dodgers were in the same situation. And though they were a good team in '88, there really weren't any young guys tearing up the league.

Well. That was fun. Be sure to stay tuned here for more of my rambling, and keep visiting 1989 Bowman for my pack by pack break of '89 Bowman.


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