Tuesday, June 14, 2011

1992 gary carter tribute (giants 1990)

the 1992 o-pee-chee set included a 5 card tribute subset to gary carter, the guy who would become the first expo hall of famer. each card was a tribute to a different team/stage of his career, and this is the third one to be featured on this site (here's the first two). this is his 1992 o-pee-chee tribute card for the year (1990) he spent with the giants:

now here's the back:
here's the front of the topps card that carter's giants tribute displaced:
and its back:
one carter displaces another.  the kid had signed a free agent deal with the giants following his release from the mets after the 1989 season.  as the back of the tribute card states, he set a new national league record for games caught while playing for the no-cals.  he also had his second career 5-hit game and hit a game winning home run in the 9th against the dodgers.  all is forgiven, though, because carter signed with the dodgers for the 1991 season.

wishing him and his family all the best...

voici à vous, 1992 gary carter tribute (giants 1990)!

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