Wednesday, December 26, 2018

Darryl Strawberry: 1989 Fleer Heroes of Baseball

When I look at this card I say, in my best Cameron, "Darryl Strawberry you're my hero."  I really love action shots for baseball cards, but ones like this are just so beautiful, too. Huge smile, NY Mets uniform. Just awesome. 

This Fleer Heroes of Baseball are one of the standard 44 card issues from back in the day. It seems like there were dozens of these over the years from Fleer? At least this was one of six mini-sets that celebrated All-Stars, MVP's, Exciting Stars, League Leaders, and SuperStars. As you might expect after his 1988 season, Strawberry was in all the sets. I didn't check them all, but it might be that all 44 players were each in every set.

What kind of picture do  you like depicted best on your baseball cards? Batting? Fielding? Casual? Something else?

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. I'm a huge fan of the Fleer boxed sets from the 80's... but gotta admit... I don't think I've ever seen this design before. That light blue with red and white remind me of the 87F design. As for picture preference... I'm all about a well cropped action shot. Batting, pitching, or fielding... doesn't matter to me. Just keep all arms, legs, and heads intact.

    1. Oh! I'm so stoked I was able to show off a card that wasn't familiar to you. Like you I do like the design and also for the player's body to be fully intact and depicted.