Monday, December 22, 2008
1990 Fleer, Ed Whitson
#171 Ed Whitson
Finally, here is today's (I guess it is actually yesterday's) Padrograph. This one is of long time hurler, Ed Whitson. Ed pitched in the big leagues for 15 years and he posted a record of 126-123. His best seasons came in his 13th and 14th years in the Majors. In 1989, he won a career high 16 games that season while posting a then career best ERA of 2.66. The next season's numbers were also pretty similar (he had two less wins and a slightly lower ERA). Then, in 1991, he only made 18 starts and he posted a 4-6 record and an ERA of 5.03. That was his last season in baseball.
In my opinion, this set is the worst set of 1990. I've heard many people talk about how much they hate the '90 Topps set. While that set isn't great, at least it isn't as bland as this Fleer set. To me, these cards are lacking so much. The white border, which are kind of thick on the top and bottom, and the team color secondary border just doesn't do it for me. I guess that the one bright spot is how the player can overlap onto the border.