Tuesday, September 4, 2012

1988 Nestle #23

Card Review: 8.1  I'm not sure what sort of Nestle Product this came with, but it's not a bad looking card.  The red Expos batting practice jersey makes for a nice primary colors effect.

I didn't notice originally, but as pointed out in the comments, this card lists Wallach as a "Pinch Hitter."  I'm not sure if that was just a goofy mistake, or if the set was some sort of All-Star team and "Pinch Hitter" was just Nestle's way of including extra players.  In either event, it's inexcusable, as Wallach was the best player in all of MLB in 1987 and should have been a no-brainer for Nestle at 3B.  And given his MVP-caliber (should of won) season in '87, Nestle should have known what position he played.

In any event, I still really like this card.

Number of this card in my collection: 2
2015 update: 3
2016 update: n/a
2017 update: 4
2018 update: 6


  1. Didn't even notice that. Guess he joins Herb Washington in cardboard trivia.

  2. He was 0-3 as a pinch hitter in 1987 and was 2-17 in his career to that point.

  3. This may be the craziest baseball card blog I've ever seen.

    And by craziest, I mean awesomest.

    Good luck in your quest, and I will send a few your way when I have a chance.

    JT, The Writer's Journey