Friday, May 22, 2020

Two Johns

Tell me if you've heard this one before... Two Johns walk into a bar....

That's as far as I got with the attempt at an original joke. If I knew anything much about John Olerud it might have perhaps blossomed into something potentially remotely funny.

In lieu of that, I present a card featured two Johns. John Kruk (recto) and John Olerud (verso). This is the 1993 Leaf - Update Gold All-Stars #3. A small, ten card set, packed with great 1990s names like David Justice, Marquis Grissom, and a young Ivan Rodriguez. I guess it's a ten card set, but it's also a twenty card set since all cards feature different players on the front and the back.

This card was a gift from AJ aka The Lost Collector (Blog | Twitter).

Thanks AJ!

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Glad I finally found one you could use!

  2. Without looking at stats, I feel like Kruk and Olerud had very similar offensive careers. Both were lefty first basemen, with good plate discipline, occasional power and potential for a pretty high average. No? Mark Grace was another player with a similar profile during this era. I'm trying to think of a first baseman in today's game with a similar skill set, but I'm struggling.

    1. Agreed. Off hand I thought of Freddie Freeman but maybe he hits for more power than I think. Same with Votto.

    2. I much agree with the thoughts here. Mark Grace, too. Though I think Grace and Olerud had much longer careers than Kruk.