Tuesday, February 3, 2009

#13T Luis Salazar


Told ya! Here's Luis Salazar's own card, following his cameo on Bud Black's card. He's got funny looks on his face on both the front and back of the card. Maybe he made that face a lot and finally it froze like that.

Does anybody have any idea how Score ordered the cards in this set? I can't figure it out.


In 1984, Salazar had one of the worst OBP marks for a 3B with at least 220 AB in a season. It's amazing that his team made it to the World Series despite giving him so much playing time. Graig Nettles, his platoon partner that year, hit just .228 but still hit 20 HR and had an OPS+ of 108.


According to the card back, Salazar is one of the most popular players in Padres' team history. Really? Does he sell as many jerseys as Tony Gwynn, Trevor Hoffman, or even Benito Santiago, Ken Caminiti, or Jake Peavy?


  1. It appears to me the order of the cards is random, like Topps base sets, but without the stars getting numbers ending in 5 and 0.

  2. I don't know, one could make the argument that Score reasonably considered Clark, Brunansky, and Gibson (1, 5, and 10) to have been the 3 best players in the set thus far. Whether they're truly "stars" is another matter.