Monday, January 14, 2019

1990 Topps Minis #37: Julio Franco

We are back again with the next card in the 1990 Topps Mini League Leaders set.  Last time we started the Texas Rangers with Cecil Espy.  The next Ranger up alphabetically is Julio Franco.
#37, Julio Franco
As I mentioned last time, this set makes Rangers seem exceptional with their inclusion of 5 players as league leaders; they finished, though, 4th in the AL West with an 83-79 record.  Franco, of course, was known as an All-Star middle infielder back in the day, but then became known for his longevity, with a career spanning 1982 through 2007.  He was just over 49 years old at the time of his last game.  Franco made good use of the time, racking up 2586 hits in his career.
Julio Franco card back.
Franco earned his way into this league leaders set by placing 5th in the AL with a .316 batting average.  He also placed 9th in on-base percentage with .386.

Thanks for reading!  There are three more Rangers in the set, so next up is their closer, Jeff Russell.

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