Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Team Sets: 1993 Upper Deck

Players Included: Scott Bankhead, Ellis Burks, Ivan Calderon, Roger Clemens, Scott Cooper, Danny Darwin, Andre Dawson, John Dopson, Scott Fletcher, Mike Greenwell, Greg A. Harris, Billy Hatcher, Joe Hesketh, Tim Naehring, Tony Pena, Phil Plantier, Carlos Quintana, Jody Reed, Luis Rivera, Jeff Russell, Ken Ryan, John Valentin, Mo Vaughn, Frank Viola, Bob Zupcic

Best Picture: Luis Rivera. Rivera is show in full flight as he attempts to turn a double play. The ball is already in the air. Now all Luis needs to worry about is staying out of the way of the sliding runner. A great action shot.

Hall of Famers: Andre Dawson

Future Hall of Famers: Roger Clemens

Reason to Buy the Set: Hall-of-Famer Andre Dawson stands out. He wasn’t a long-time Sox or anything. But, he has some hobby draw. Add in Roger Clemens, Mo Vaughn, and Frank Viola and you have some decent resumes in the set.
Overall Reaction: This is a set I would have just to have. It’s bleh in almost every respect. The design isn’t particularly striking. The player selection isn’t all that hot. If you want all the Red Sox sets, or all the Upper Deck Red Sox set, you’ll have to grab this set up. Otherwise it doesn’t do anything for me.


  1. Rivera photo: May 7, 1992, at Chicago, third inning, 1-6-3 double play, hit by Mike Huff off of Peter Hoy (making his fourth of five major league appearances), with George Bell sliding into second.

    (Sorry, I'm in one of those photo detective moods.)

  2. OK. I gotta ask. How were there enough clues in the picture to figure that our? Can't even see a scoreboard.

  3. Well, I started with #21 there. Thought Paul O'Neill first, then realized it was not Yanks, but White Sox. The card being from '93 doesn't necessarily mean the pic is from '92, but since Luis has the "JRY" with black armband on the sleeve, it guarantees '92. Which makes the runner George Bell (and that matches his physical attributes on the card--darker skin, curly hair).

    So from there all you need is a Sox @ Chicago day game from 1992. Find Bell sliding into second and you've got your game/inning. (And you know it's an attempted double play since he's throwing to first.) (By the way I checked day AND night games, and that's still the only play that matches.)


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