Thursday, January 10, 2008
#8 Kevin Elster
Why this card is awesome: There's a lot to like about this card, including the fact that Topps used the same "Future Stars" logo as with the 1987 set, creating a nice tie-in between the sets. But the reason why this card is awesome is Elster's little baseball player necklace. It's AWESOME!
Cool stat: Elster didn't live up to his "Future Star" hype, due mainly to injuries. If I recall correctly, he had a long errorless streak at shortstop, and of course he put together one very nice year in 1996. But how about this game? He hit a grand slam off Manny Alexander, in Alexander's only career pitching appearance (since he was usually a shortstop himself.)