In 1987 when I started following baseball closely, everyone I knew was a Phillies fan. I guess I wanted to be different, so while inspecting my 1987 Topps baseball cards, I tried to figure out who to choose as my favorite team. I settled on the Pittsburgh Pirates, which is a bit surprising, because the 1986 Pirates (whose statistics would be on the back of those 1987 Topps cards) really were not very good. But I must have seen signs of something to come, as the Pirates soon challenged for the division, and won the division three straight years, 1990-1992.
|Three 1984 Topps Andy Van Slyke rookie cards.|