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Fun Cards: 1990 Topps All-Stars – Bill Murray, Don Zimmer, Roger Craig, Cecil Fielder, Rob Dibble, and MVP Julio Franco

I made a bunch of “fun cards” last night. I don’t devote much time to the hobby much anymore, but every once in a while I get on a roll.

I think I miss the All-Star Game more than anything else about baseball. The brightest stars, the unexpected breakout sensations, the hometown favorites. It’s a special time in the sport that was taken from us this year. The season itself simply isn’t that interesting to me, and has made me reevaluate my interest in the hobby. There is a good chance I will be getting rid of a lot of baseball cards once we get moved and start unpacking. But I still love the history of the game, and I look back on the 1980s and the 1990 season fondly.

Here is a bunch of “fun cards” commemorating the 1990 MLB All-Star Game. I present to you Cubs superfan Bill Murray, coach Don Zimmer, NL manager Roger Craig, 1990 breakout star Cecil Fielder, Reds “Nasty Boy” Rob Dibble, and 1990 All-Star Game MVP Julio Franco.

Bill  Murray

Cubs manager Don Zimmer

Giants manager Roger Craig

Cecil Fielder

Nasty Boy Rob Dibble

Julio Franco 1990 All-Star Game MVP

Happy Reds birthday, Don Zimmer!

Zimmer

January 17, 1931

Don Zimmer‘s playing career spanned twelve seasons and 1095 games; only 63 of those games came as a Red. While Topps recognized him as a member of the Reds in their 1962 issue, he wore a Mets cap; his 1963 Topps card called him a Dodger, though the photo is still from his Mets days. The Cards That Never Were blog rectified this a few years ago with a custom 1963 Fleer card, finally picturing Zim in his Reds uniform.

R.I.P. Don Zimmer

(January 17, 1931 – June 4, 2014)

Zimmer dies at 83

An infielder for the Dodgers, Cubs, Senators, Mets, Reds and Toei Flyers in the 1950s and 1960s, Don Zimmer passed away Wednesday at the age of 83. Zimmer also managed for several years and led the Chicago Cubs to a 1st place finish in 1989.

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