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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

TWJ cards on tumblr

TWJ cards on tumblr

If you haven’t been checking out TWJ cards on tumblr every day, you have been missing out on some interesting baseball players. From Hall of Famers Satchel Paige and Randy Johnson to not-quite-Cooperstown-level guys Julio Franco and Steve Garvey, we’ve been featuring some interesting ballers in the “pre-season” set.

I have been working on short write-ups for them as well, but that portion of the “fun card” will be ending Sunday. I have other projects that require more time, and I just can’t justify taking the time to research and write for the tumblr page. The cards will continue, however. There are 170 total cards, and only 22 have been posted so far (23 if you count today’s image, which will appear around lunchtime on the east coast). Be on the lookout for Deacon White, Ernie Banks, Rolando Arrojo, Jim Sundberg, Cesar Cedeno, Fernando Valenzuela, Paul Goldschmidt, Dan Plesac, and many others on the TWJ cards on tumblr page!

And then, on Opening Day (the real one, not the one that is played on foreign soil), the official 2015 TWJ set will start to pop up. Want a preview? Read the rest of this entry

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