Mike Marshall – 1990 Upper Deck
March 20, 2011
He Was A Met?
(Checks Baseball Reference…)
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.