I am sure Dave Schmidt is a fine person, and he had a decent career in the major leagues, kicking around five different teams between 1981 and 1992. However, what in the world is he doing as a Diamond King with Donruss in 1989?
In 1988, Schmidt appeared in 41 games, starting nine, and finished with a record of 8-5. Sure, that led a terrible 54-107 team in wins, but the Diamond King is supposed to be an echelon of awesomeness that only a select few (well, one per team every year for well over a decade) achieve. I mean, they get Dick Perez to do a fucking painting of you when you’re a Diamond King. That’s a big deal.
Obviously Cal Ripken and Eddie Murray did something to piss Donruss off that year.
Seriously, Donruss, WTF?