Monday, March 19, 2018

1990 Topps Minis #3: Wade Boggs

Today we feature card #3 from the 1990 Topps Mini League Leaders set, Hall-of-Famer and frequent AL batting champ Wade Boggs, who was still with the Red Sox at the time.
Wade Boggs.
Boggs was with the Red Sox for 11 seasons, 1982-1992, before signing as a free agent with the Yankees.  In five seasons in New York, Boggs added four more All-Star appearances and two more Silver Sluggers to those he had in Boston, and won his only two Gold Gloves and his only World Series.  He then played his last two years for the expansion Tampa Bay Devil Rays.
Wade Boggs card back.
To get into this set, a player should have been at the top of the league in at least one category in 1989.  Boggs led the AL in doubles and on-base percentage, tied for first in runs, tied for second in hits,  placed third in batting average, and third in walks.  While he did still have several good years ahead of him at this point, he actually didn't lead the league again in any significant category after 1989.

Up next (on Wednesday): Roger Clemens, also of the Red Sox.  Thanks for reading!

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