Wednesday, February 17, 2016

1992 Topps Chad Kreuter

Chad Kreuter is the next card in my attempt to complete the 1992 Topps set. Chad had appeared on the '89 and '90 Topps sets to this point, but was left off of the '91 and '92 sets. He would get cards from '93-'95, then none again from '96-'99. He got cards for the next 3 years, and then was left off of what would've been his final 2 Topps cards in 2003 and 2004.

I think if Chad would've got a little more playing time in '91 he could've made the '92 set, but Ivan Rodriguez and Geno Petralli were in the fold, so it was kind of hard for him to get playing time that year. He got a decent amount of At Bats with the Tigers the next few years, as well as during his time with the Dodgers, and what do you know, he got cards for those seasons. I think Chad was just a classic case of Topps putting players who were starters or received more than 100 At Bats on most of their cards.

I've been working on backs a good deal, and am almost finished with every card on the first checklist (793-940). Not much if you consider the number of cards in the rest of the set (once I hit card 940, I will have 427 more to go), but it is a small dent and it's nice to complete a goal, and doing every card on a checklist front and back is no small project. I've learned a lot about some of these lesser known players that Topps didn't include in the set, and Trading Card DatabaseBaseball-Reference, and Google (for pictures) have been invaluable resources in this project. If you ever decide to try your hand at making customs, these resources as well as a good photo editing program should be basically all you need.

Thanks for checking out the latest 1992 Topps card in my set.

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