Pack Break: 1995 Topps Series 1Written by Steve on September 16th, 2010
“Wade is one of only five American League players ever to participate in ten consecutive All-Star Games.”
Topps is just making up baseball trivia here. The ten consecutive All-Star Game club isn’t all that exclusive. Let’s see… we have Cal Ripken Jr., Rod Carew, Carl Yastrzemski, Mickey Mantle, Yogi Berra, Al Kaline, Brooks Robinson, George Brett, Nellie Fox, Bill Freehan… that makes ten…
Ted Williams and Joe DiMaggio would have done it if not for World War II.
Then since 1995 we have six new members of the club: Kirby Puckett, Ivan Rodriguez, Ken Griffey Jr., Roberto Alomar, Manny Ramirez, and the most recent member, Ichiro.
So Topps got this one wrong… unless they’re using a very narrow definition of the word “participate”.
1995 Topps Series 1:
- #170 Wade Boggs
- Cyberstats #185 Scott Servais
- #251 Kurt Miller (Star Track)
- #6 Jacob Shumate (Draft Pick)
- #133 Mike Hampton
- #233 Alan Benes (Future Star)
- #257 Shane Reynolds
- #151 Derek Parks
- #163 Alex Fernandez
- #159 Bill Wegman
- #311 Bryan Harvey
- #283 Dave Magadan
- #76 Charles Nagy
- #124 Todd Benzinger
- #187 Geronimo Berroa