Sunday, November 21, 2010

Tops of the Topps 1991-1995

Time to look at another five years of Mariners Topps beauty. These were the years when the team would start to find itself and continue to improve. In 1991, after many years of trying they would finally finish above .500. That would in turn get Jim Lefebvre fired. 1992 was a lost year under Bill Plummer, but the M's would bring in this former Yankee player named Lou Piniella. We all know where the team would go from there. Now on to the cards...

1991 Dave Valle
You have to love a catcher that wore the shell helmet. Those two tone shin guards are pretty awesome looking too.

1991 Traded Rich DeLucia
The Mariners only had 2 cards in 1991 Traded, and this was the only action shot.

1992 Jay Buhner
You have to love the blue Oakleys, no goatee yet, and the admiration of a home run blast.

1992 Traded Kevin Mitchell
Again another thin year in the Traded set. This was the Mariners only card in that set.

1993 Harold Reynolds
This I believe is the first card I've found that was taken in the Kingdome. Usually they are spring training or East Coast road trips shots.

1993 Traded Dave Magadan
Mid season trade with the Marlins brought the cousin of Lou Piniella to the Mariners. First sighting of the the new and current look Mariners uniforms.

1994 Edgar Martinez
The beautiful stance of a great hitter that deserves to be in the Hall of Fame. They did name the DH of the year award after him you know.

1994 Traded Eric Anthony
You have to love the Northwest Green(teal) uniforms, and celebrating a win. The jerseys will be back a few times this next year.

1995 Mike Blowers
I'm taking my helmet and shoes, and I'm going home. You guys are mean to me. PPHHTT!!

1995 Traded Darren Bragg
I know it's a single, but I'm going to try and stretch it into a double. Watch me, here I go....

Our next journey will take us into the years of 1996-2000. These would be the beginning of the end of the biggest names to ever hit Seattle sports.

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