Monday, April 1, 2019

1990 Topps Minis #40: Ruben Sierra

We have another from the 1990 Topps Mini League Leaders set, today with card #40, Ruben Sierra of the Texas Rangers.
#40, Ruben Sierra.
I liked Sierra back in the day, largely because he was one of the many great rookies from the 1987 Topps set.  And he didn't just have his rookie card there, he also had a Record Breaker, as youngest player to switch-hit home runs in a game.  I never saw much of the Rangers, though, being an NL fan and living on the east coast.
Ruben Sierra card back.
Sierra had a solid 1989 to earn his way into this league leaders set, leading the AL in RBI with 119 and in triples with 14.  He also tied for 3rd in runs and tied for 5th in hits.  The small print says that he finished 6th in home runs with 29.  It was a different time; last year and in 2017, it took 38 home runs to be tied for 6th place in the AL, and the two years before that it was 40.

Thanks for reading!  Next cards in the set are Toronto Blue Jays, and then we're done with the AL.

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