Friday, November 28, 2008
1990 Fleer 4
#4 Robin Ventura
This card is from the Soaring Stars insert set. This is the only card from that set that I have. I bought a ton of wax of '90 Fleer and never got one of these, so it must have come in cello or rack packs. There are only twelve cards in the insert set.
I got this card for Christmas one year from my Grandma. Wal-Mart was selling these cards in the early or mid '90s. I think it was ten bucks for an autographed card and it came in a nice hard case and with a certificate of authenticity. The Wal-Mart in my town only had two different players, and Robin was by far the better of the two. I'll show the other one in a few months. Any guesses?
Robin had a long career in baseball and made lots of money. He made two All-Star teams and played in one World Series. He now does commentary for ESPN during the College World Series. But, for me, he is best remembered as being Nolan Ryan's punching bag.