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High Tech – 1990 Upper Deck, Wade Boggs

8 Jul

 

1990 Upper Deck – Wade Boggs

So, Wade Boggs was a pretty decent hitter.  Even though he sold his soul to the Yankees in December 1992, and ended his career with Tampa Bay about a decade before they were good, he still had 3010 hits and a career batting average of .328.  I guess you could say it made sense that Upper Deck wanted to use some fancy technology to show us his swing (turn your head sideways, it kind of makes sense).

However, Wade Boggs might be more famous because of the legend that claims he once drank 64 beers on a cross-country flight from Boston to Los Angeles.  Regardless of what the actual number was, I think it’s pretty clear that Boggs liked a little drinky drinky in his day, and we should help keep the legend alive for future generations of high-functioning alcoholics.

Manly, Magical Mustaches – American League Batting Champs

15 May

1986 Fleer – 84 & 85 AL Batting Champs

In 1984, Don Mattingly hit .343 as a 23-year old and won the AL batting title, also leading the league in hits and doubles.

In 1985, Wade Boggs hit .368 (!), which got him the AL batting title that year.  Only two players in the American League have hit higher than .368 since – Nomar Garciaparra in 2000 and Ichiro Suzuki in 2004.

In 1986, Fleer recognized that they both had spectacular mustaches, and made the baseball card you see above.

You see, there is value in the mustache.

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