Kerry over at Cards on Cards sent me a surprise Darryl Strawberry card last week. Thanks Kerry!
It's Strawberry's 1991 Bowman Silver Slugger card, Card #382. The Silver Slugger's appeared from cards numbered 367-384 and featured: Cecil Fielder, Julio Franco, Kelly Gruber, Alan Trammell, Rickey Henderson, Jose Canseco, Ellis Burks, Lance Parrish, Dave Parker, Eddie Murray, Ryne Sandberg, Matt Williams, Barry Larkin, Barry Bonds, Bobby Bonilla, Strawberry, Benito Santiago, and Don Robinson.
When I got it I was a little flummoxed as his base card for 1991 Bowman was in a Dodgers uniform, which is where he signed in the 1990 off-season (November 8th, to be exact). I like this card much better than the base, but what could Bowman really do, other than getting likely a posed spring training shot.
It looks like the Mets are away, given the gray uniform. Would you guess they are in Chicago at Wrigley Field? It looks like maybe that's a blurry Kevin McReynolds or possibly Dave Magadan in the background. Tough to say. McReynolds was a rightly, but the bat is over the guys left shoulder. So maybe it's even Gregg Jeffries. McReynolds most often hit behind Strawberry, but the switch-hitting Jeffries did follow my guy on September 22, 1990 at Wrigley.
The thing I like most about the card are the crossed bats in the top right. While being a Silver Slugger card, the bats actually look gold to my eyes.
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