Wednesday, April 17, 2019

1990 Topps Minis #42: Tony Fernandez

I say somewhere on this blog that I post cards from the 1990 Topps Mini League Leaders set on Mondays and Wednesdays.  That doesn't mean I do it every Monday and every Wednesday, but if I post one, then it is on a Monday or Wednesday.  I'm traveling now but where I am, it's still Wednesday for another 20 minutes.  So here we are, with card #42, Tony Fernandez of Toronto.
#42, Tony Fernandez.
The Blue Jays had a lot of talent back then, which I guess is why they eventually won back-to-back World Series in 1992 and 1993.  Fernandez left Toronto after 1990, and played two years with the Padres.  He then started 1993 with the Mets but returned to the Jays in time to help them repeat as champions, with 9 RBI in the 1993 Series.  Fernandez was excellent defensively, winning four Gold Gloves at shortstop.  He amassed 2,276 hits in his career.
Tony Fernandez card back.
To earn his way into this league leaders set, Fernandez tied for fourth in the AL in triples with 9.

Thanks for reading!  We're almost through the AL, and we're almost halfway through the set.

1 comment:

  1. Wow, 2,276 hits is definitely more than I figured he had. Underrated player, for sure.