The 1988 Project Day 6: Craig Biggio (Relevant Rookie Now)

Well, let’s take a look at the first of some future and current Hall of Famers in the 1988 Update sets. I’ve always had a strange fondness for Craig Biggio, despite him being an Astro. Something about him seemed like an underdog; he was small and unheralded, at least among my friends, and I liked the way he played the game. Unfortunately, he only made it into two update sets that year.

1988 Fleer Update

If you look up “baseball card” in the dictionary, I swear you see this. I’ve racked my brain for something interesting to say about it, and I’m just coming up empty. It’s just kind of there. Though it does feature the awesome 80s Astros uniform, so I can’t down on it too much. Back in the day, this was kind of the definitive Biggio XRC, as I’ve said before that the Score set was completely out of reach for us. So, while this card is completely unremarkable, the sight of it brings memories rushing back for me. I vaguely remember trading my copy of it, but I’m not 100% certain that happened back then.

1988 Score Rookie and Traded

Man oh man did I want this card back in the day. It was pure gold. And hell, I still like this card. I was more than excited to see it when I first went through the box. As for the card itself…I still think it’s excellent. I love the shot, as it captures the tension of Biggio waiting for a pitch, especially with the expression. I’m also a sucker for the double-flapped helmet for some reason, so I like this just for that. The color balance is excellent with those orange borders matching up nicely with his uniform. I’d love to know who that is in the background, but there’s just not enough information. Ah, well.

So two classic cards from a surefire hall of famer. My next choice is possibly borderline, but I think he’ll make it in. We’ll look at him soon.

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