A look at various traded, update, and rookie sets from the late 1980s and early 1990s
OK. According to the rules, I get to argue in favor of Jim Leyritz as the best card in this set. In my profession, we say that if you don't have the facts, argue the law. If you don't have the law, argue the facts. If you don't have either, yell at your opponent. Since Leyritz looks like he's taking a dump, here goes:You can vote for Nick Esasky if you like someone who had one great year, nothing else, and is pictured with a pornstache. You can vote for Dave Parker who, at this point in his career, was long removed from the Cobra. The guy in this card isn't making an All-Star team, let alone throwing out 1-2 runners from right field. I'm not mentioning anything about him being in Pittsburgh in the early 80's. Shhhh.You can vote for Gary Carter if you like guys pictured in uniforms they're not remembered for and you like guys who, when they win the All-Star Game MVP they get interviewed in a 3 piece suit. You can vote for Randall Kirk Myers if you like guys that are called "Nasty." Do you really want to vote for someone that Rob Dibble looks up to?You can vote for Jim Leyritz if you like guys that come up with clutch hits in the post-season. And have really large craniums.Vote for Jim. (Yeah, right)
How can you NOT vote for Nick Esasky?For starters, he HAS the pornstache. Secondly, his name is ESASKY. That is a fun name to say when you're drunk.C, he is holding two freakin' bats on the front. Not one like a lot of these wusses, but TWO bats. And last, but most certainly least, he clearly and I mean no doubt, hit a magnificent shot that cleared the mound before it lightly settled into the 2nd basemen's glove. At least that is what the back photo looks like to me.