Mike Marshall – 1990 Upper Deck

March 20, 2011

He Was A Met?

(Checks Baseball Reference…)

Yep.

This card, a high number, was in the last series of Upper Deck. Unlike Topps, they made an effort to get players in their new uniforms.

But check his B-R page again. By the time this card was produced and packaged, he was most likely already in Boston – traded for Greg Hansell.

By the same time in 1991, he was done. Out. Done in by a combo of some old-player skills (some power, no speed, no defense) and the lack of strike zone judgement that accentuated his decline.

I totally forgot about his steep decline. That’s why I went into collecting again – to remember players like Marshall who deserve to be remembered for what he did and then didn’t do.

 

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