Monday, September 11, 2017
#701 - Eddie Murray All-Star
What a card: Eddie Murray kicks off the final subset of the '85 Topps set, the all-star subset. Murray led the league in intentional walks in 1984, receiving 25.
My observation on the front: If I could return one thing to the modern Topps flagship set, it would be spring training photos.
More opinion from me: I'm changing things up just a bit for this subset since all of these cards are repeats of players who have other cards in the set.
All-Star performance: Murray went 1-for-2 in the 1984 All-Star game, hitting a pop-fly double into short left-center field off of Dwight Gooden in the sixth inning. He also struck out against Goose Gossage in the ninth inning.
Legitimate All-Star card or fake All-Star card?: Fake. Murray did not start the '84 All-Star Game at first base for the American League. Rod Carew did. And Carew didn't even get an all-star card! (Note: I am going by the standards for all-star cards that Topps used between 1975-80).
My observation on the back: I don't think there has been anything more 1980s in this entire set than Game-Winning RBI leaders.
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