Thursday, June 30, 2022

1992 Topps #960 Calvin Schiraldi

 Todays missing 1992 Topps card is #960, Calvin Schiraldi. 

Calvin first appeared in the Majors in 1984 with the New York Mets. He played with them through 1985 and then was traded to the Boston Red Sox for Bob Ojeda. He spent 1986 and 1987 with the Sox and was traded to the Chicago Cubs for Lee Smith. He played with the Cubs until the 1989 trading deadline when he was traded to the San Diego Padres for Luis Salazar.  He finished the season with them, and spent the 1990 season with them, before signing with the Texas Rangers in early 1991. He spent the rest of ‘91 with them, which was his final season in the Majors. 

Calvin’s first Topps appearance was in the 1986 set. He appeared in the 1987 Topps set, the 1988 regular and Traded set. His last 2 cards came in the 1990 and 1991 Topps sets. Calvin is missing cards from the 1984 Topps Traded, 1985 Topps, 1986 Topps Traded, 1989 Topps Traded, and 1991 Topps Traded sets. Other cards besides the 1992 Topps one that I’ve covered are the 1984 Topps Traded and 1991 Topps Traded cards, so Calvin only needs 3 cards (‘85 Topps, ‘86 Topps Traded, and ‘89 Topps Traded) to complete his career Topps run. 

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Wednesday, June 29, 2022

1992 Topps #959 Scott Lusader


Todays missing 1992 Topps card is #959 Scott Lusader. Scott got into 4 seasons in the Majors. He played 1987 through 1990 for the Detroit Tigers. He was selected off of waivers by the Nee York Yankees in April 1991, and spent the rest of the season with them, his last season in the Big Leagues. 
Scott only got 2 Topps cards, in the 1989 and 1990 Topps sets. He is missing cards from the 1987 Topps Traded set, the 1988 Topps set, the 1991 Topps set, and the 1991 Topps Traded set. As far as cards that I’ve covered, he now just has left the ‘87 Traded and ‘88 Topps card left to finish his career Topps run. 

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Tuesday, June 28, 2022

1992 Topps #958 Josias Manzanillo

 Todays missing Topps card is #958, Josias Manzanillo.

This may look like one that I created from scratch, but it really was one I had a lot of help on from with the 1992 Topps MLB debut set. Just a little work on the bottom right corner was all I needed to do. The back was entirely me, though. 

Josias first appeared on a Topps card in the 1994 Traded set. He appeared in the 1995 regular set, and that was it as far as cards. Now with his MLB career, that was far from all. 

He got into that first game with the Boston Red Sox in 1991. He played for the Milwaukee Brewers in 1993, the New York Mets from the end of 1993 through part of 1995, the New York Yankees for the rest of ‘95, the Seattle Mariners in 1997, back to the Mets for 1999, the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2000-2002, the Cincinnati Reds for 2003, and lastly, the Florida Marlins for 2004. His brother Ravelo Manzanillo also played in MLB in the 1988, 1993, 1994, and 1995 seasons. They were the first pair of brothers to record a Save on the same day in the Majors. 

Josias is missing cards from the 1991 Topps Traded, 1993 Topps Traded x2 (Brewers and Mets), 1994 Topps, 1996 Topps, 1997 Topps, 1998 Topps, 1999 Topps Traded, 2000 Topps, 2000 Topps Traded, 2001 Topps, 2002 Topps, 2003 Topps, 2003 Topps Traded, 2004 Topps Traded, and 2005 Topps. The 1991 Traded, 1993 Traded, and 1998 Topps ones have also been covered by myself. 

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Monday, June 27, 2022

1992 Topps #957 Chuck Carr

 Todays 1992 Topps card is #957 Chuck Carr. 

Chuck made his MLB debut in 1990 with the New York Mets. After 2 years with the Mets, he was traded to the St. Louis Cardinals. In November 1992, he was selected in the expansion draft by the Florida Marlins. He had decent success in Florida, leading the NL in stolen bases with 58 in 1993. After playing with them through the 1995 season, he was traded to the Milwaukee Brewers. He spent the 1996 through the first 2 months of the ‘97 season with them before getting signed by the Houston Astros. He finished the season with them, and didn’t appear on any Major League games after that. 
Chuck’s first Topps issue was a Marlins card in the 1993 set. He appeared in the 1994 and 1995 Topps sets, and got his sunset card in the 1998 Topps set. 
Chuckie is missing cards from the 1990 Topps Traded, 1991 Topps, 1992 Topps, 1992 Topps Traded, 1993 Topps (Cardinals), 1996 Topps (Marlins) , 1996 Topps (Brewers),  and 2 1997 Topps issues (Brewers and Astros). His 1991 Topps, 1992 Topps, 1992 Topps Traded, and 1993 Topps (Cardinals) issues have been done by myself, leaving just the ‘90 Traded, 2 ‘96 Topps, and 2 ‘97 Topps cards left to complete his career Topps run. 
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Saturday, June 25, 2022

1992 Topps #956 Tim Layana

It has been a few years, but I figured I would try posting again. Todays card is #956, Cincinnati Red Tim Layana. Tim appeared with the Reds in the 1990 and 1991 seasons, winning a World Series title in ‘90. He pitched in the minors in 1992, while finishing up his MLB career in 1992 with the San Francisco Giants. 

Tim’s first Topps card appeared in the 1990 Topps Traded set, and got his final card in the 1991 regular set. He is missing cards from the 1992 Topps set, the 1993 Topps Traded set, and the 1994 regular Topps set. With the full 1993 and 1994 Topps sets being finished, that gives Mr. Layana his career Topps run. 

That’s about all I have on Layana, other than the sad fact that he passed away just 6 years after his last MLB game in 1999 when he was involved in a car accident. 

I have been working on a number of ‘90’s Topps sets since the last post, with now the 1991-1994, and 1998 sets being completed along with the Traded sets to go with them. My newest project is the 1995 set, and I’ll continue going up with 1996, 1997, 1999, 2000, and 1990 in order to finish every player in the ‘90’s, and every 1990’s Topps set. After that, I’ll go 2001, and work from 1985 to 1989 in order, which when finished will give me a completed Topps run of missing players from 1983-2001. 

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Monday, October 5, 2020

1992 Topps #955 Stump Merrill Manager

 Stump Merill never appeared in the Majors as a player, but he did get to manage the New York Yankees in the 1990 and 1991 seasons.  Those 2 seasons would be it as far as appearing in the Majors, although he served as a special assistant to the GM of the Yankees for a number of years. 

Stump recieved his first Topps card in the 1990 Topps Traded set, and he got a card in the 1991 regular Topps set. Topps had a habit of making a card of the new manager if one got fired the previous season, so since Merrill got fired in the 1991 season, they chose to put the manager for 1992, Buck Showalter, in the 1992 set as the Yankees skipper. This 1992 Topps custom is the last card needed to complete Merrill's career Topps run.

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Thursday, October 1, 2020

1992 Topps #954 Jorge Pedre

 Jorge Pedre spent 2 seasons in MLB, 1991 and 1992. He played with the Kansas City Royals in 1991, and the Chicago Cubs in 1992. 

I have just finished making 2 of Pedre's cards recently, as he was in the last part of my 1993 Topps set, and the first part of my 1992 Topps Traded set. Since the 1991 Topps Traded card was the only one he was missing to complete his career Topps run, I created it to give you every Topps card of Pedre.

So there you have Jorge's 1991 Topps Traded, 1992 Topps (front), 1992 Topps (back), 1992 Topps Traded (front), 1992 Topps Traded (back), and 1993 Topps cards. 

Jorge didn't appear in very many mainstream issues. While appearing on a few minor league issues, Jorge only had a 1992 Topps Debut and 1992 Score card. These 4 Topps issues will add to that.

I'm slowly working away at the 1992 Topps Traded set, and have finished the Atlanta Braves and the Chicago Cubs team sets. Hopefully that will come along more quickly. 

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