Monday, May 11, 2009
1993 Upper Deck, Delino DeShields
#142 Delino DeShields
Here is another '93 Upper Deck card that I got signed through the mail back in the day. This one came out much better looking than the Dave Fleming card I posted yesterday.
As for Delino, he was an exciting player to watch in the early '90s. When put in the same lineup as Marquis Grissom, you have got a team with tremendous wheels. These two stole a combined 128 bases in their first season as teammates in Montreal.
Delino's tenure in Montreal was a little shorter than Marquis', though. After the 1993 season, Delino was traded to the Dodgers for some kid named Pedro Martinez. Delino only played three years there before heading to St. Louis for a couple of seasons, then to Baltimore for three, before finishing up his career as a Cub in 2002.