I loved Score back in the day. The inaugural ’88 release really caught my imagination as a young collector. It was the first set I ever completed.
Along the way I still favored Score over the other sets of the day. I loved the solid bright colors of the borders looked good then and still look good today.
I want to combine my love of early Score with a review of some of the hyped rookies of the time. Here is the first of many, well at least a few.
Remember when Olerud was a big deal? If you do you’ve been around a while. He had cards in most of the big sets but this is the best of the bunch. The blue border and the little “1990 Rookie” just look great.
John O had solid career. His stats are noting to scoff at:
.295 lifetime batting average
2239 career hits
255 career HRs
and an AL batting title in 1993
A couple of WS rings never hurts either.
He didn’t quit live up to the hype but I wouldn’t turn to a career like that.