Wednesday, May 13, 2020

Darryl Strawberry: 1997 Stadium Club base

In 1997, Darryl Strawberry was still a few years away from retiring but this should have been the photograph for his final Topps card. It's a beautiful photograph, as we have come to expect from Stadium Club.  

In 1996, Strawberry played just 63 games but he did well, hitting 11 home runs, 13 doubles, and got 36 RBI. His 63 games were almost double his 1995 games. But it was far and away more than in which he would appear in 1997 (11).

Strawberry started the 1997 season in left field but had a knee injury early in April and underwent arthroscopic surgery in the summer. He was out from April 6th to August 16th and then didn't appear in a game after the end of that month. He spent some time between April and August rehabbing in AA and AAA.

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  1. That is a great looking card for sure.

  2. Awesome photograph. I wonder what he did to receive the standing ovation. Was it for hitting his 300th home run? Or hitting 3 home runs in consecutive ALCS games? Or something else.

  3. One of my all-time favorite cards. I think it was his three-HR game that summer.

    1. Never mind, I forgot the 3-HR game was a night game. Fuji's right, it was the walkoff 300th. I confused the two games in my mind. Hard to believe that next year will be 25 years since the '96 team. Still seems like it was just yesterday.