Monday, May 6, 2019

1990 Topps Minis #43: Fred McGriff

We continue to march through the 1990 Topps Mini League Leaders set, almost through the first half, with #43 Fred McGriff of the Blue Jays today.  This is the next-to-last AL card, and then will be the checklist, and then on to the NL players.
#43, Fred McGriff.
McGriff is known today for his near-miss at the 500-home run club, and for his frequently discussed but ultimately unsuccessful (so far at least) Hall of Fame candidacy.  I remember McGriff on the Blue Jays and the Padres, and he led the league in home runs once with each of them.  Of course his career went on long after I stopped watching baseball at the time of the 1994 strike, and he played for a number of other teams, winning the World Series in 1995 with the Braves.
Fred McGriff card back.
To get into this league leaders set, McGriff led the AL in homers with 36, and placed second in walks, fourth in on-base percentage, and fifth in runs.

Thanks for reading!  Next up is the last AL player in the set, McGriff's teammate Dave Stieb.

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