I've remarked before that I like sets that have a logic to them, rather than nonsensical ones. This "record setter" set is of the nonsense variety, since they don't explain what record anyone has set, and there mostly isn't any such record. Instead, we get the usual stars plus a few other players.
|Joe Orsulak, Mike Schmidt, and Willie Wilson.|
The set isn't all players of Orsulak's caliber, as we also have here Mike Schmidt and Willie Wilson. Schmidt had a good 1986, earning his third NL MVP award. Wilson did ok in 1986, getting 170 hits, but his best year was clearly 1980, when his Royals lost to Schmidt's Phillies in the World Series. In 1980, Wilson led the AL in at-bats, runs, hits, and triples; other good years were 1982, when he led the AL with a .332 batting average, and 1985 when the Royals defeated the Cardinals in the World Series. Wilson ended his career in 1994 with a .285 career average and 2,207 hits.
|Craig Lefferts, Eddie Murray, and Ben Oglivie.|
As I've remarked before, growing up in Delaware, Schmidt was the local hero, but Eddie Murray was the other local slugger (we were a little closer to Philly than Baltimore, but Newark, DE is almost halfway inbetween the two cities). I remember Ben Oglivie from a league leader card, since he led the AL in home runs in 1980 with 41. He played in the majors from 1971 through 1986.
|Alvin Davis, Dwight Gooden, and Chris Brown.|