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1996 Topps #4

Tarasco had a 54 OPS+ with Baltimore in 1996.

Tarasco had a 54 OPS+ with Baltimore in 1996.

White had a 100 OPS+ in 1996.

White had a 100 OPS+ in 1996.

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Ryan Zimmerman Redux

Some more Zim cards…

2009 Allen & Ginter's

2009 Allen & Ginter's

2009 Bowman

2009 Bowman

2007 Upper Deck

2007 Upper Deck

2009 Upper Deck

2009 Upper Deck

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1996 Topps #3

Segui had a 114 OPS+ on the juice.

Segui had a 114 OPS+ on the juice.

Martinez had a 117 ERA+ in 1996 and made the All Star team for the first time.
Martinez had a 117 ERA+ in 1996 and made the All Star team for the first time.
Carlos did not pitch in the majors in 1996.

Carlos did not pitch in the majors in 1996.

Rojas had 36 saves and a 134 ERA+ in 1996.

Rojas had 36 saves and a 134 ERA+ in 1996.

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Another Helping of Cliff Floyd

Haven’t featured any Cliff Floyd cards in awhile. Here’s a sampling…

1992 Upper Deck Minors Diamond Skills

1992 Upper Deck Minors Diamond Skills

1992 Upper Deck Minors Hologram

1992 Upper Deck Minors Hologram

1993 Fleer Final Edition

1993 Fleer Final Edition

1993 Pinnacle

1993 Pinnacle

1994 Bowman

1994 Bowman

1993 Classic Best Young Guns

1993 Classic Best Young Guns

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Expos Auto: Shane Andrews

1996 Leaf Certified Signature

1996 Leaf Certified Signature

So, I was wondering…just how good of a prospect was Shane Andrews? Not that great, honestly. If you look at the average of his years leading up to his ML debut, he had a .239/.360/.426 line. I’m a bit surprised, honestly. I thought the slugging would be higher and the obp way lower. Now, about his strikeout totals, which I remember being the big rap on him….well, on the surface, a legit concern, but when you dig deeper, he averaged about 138 whiffs per season in an average of 514 PAs, or about one K every .27 PAs. I don’t know about you, but with that OBP, that’s an acceptable risk.

So…Shane Andrews…a proto Jack Cust? It would seem that way. Too bad his major league career didn’t quite work out that way.

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1987 Kraft Home Run Heroes

These were apparently on the outside of Kraft packages back in 1987. Ahhh, those old airbrushed caps. No idea if this is the complete set.

Brooks Kraft

Reardon Kraft

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1996 Topps #2

Fassero had a 130 ERA+ in 1996.

Fassero had a 130 ERA+ in 1996.

Fletcher had a 91 OPS+ in 1996.

Fletcher had a 91 OPS+ in 1996.

Floyd had a 99 OPS+ in his first full season.

Floyd had a 99 OPS+ in his first full season.

Lansing had a 95 OPS+ in 1996.

Lansing had a 95 OPS+ in 1996.

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