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Sunday, October 26, 2014

Year: 1990

Set: Topps - Glossy Send-Ins (Rate)

Card: #6 Carney Lansford

“ Baseball sure does have a lot of unknown All Star players. I am certain I might remember this guy if I was a baseball fan in the 90s who liked the A's and was a fan of third basemen. LOL! ” -yokonashiwa

“ When Carney Lansford is an All-Star, you know it's the late 80's early 90's. ” -carthage44

“ That is really plain for a Topps card. They usually do better. ” -Billy Kingsley

“ Topps' Glossy All-Stars were quite pointless. Stick to regular set inserts, with stats. ” -jlaz10

“ I have these. This set heads my all-time boring list. ” -NJDevils

“ What does it say on my bat??? ” -Joshua825

“ Who liked these cards? - Me! ” -vrooomed

“ I always liked these sets, though I never actually sent off for any for some reason. Always managed a few from the plastic cube repacks at retailers though. ” -switzr1

“ Carney Lansford, one of the best Oakland Athletics 3rd baseman ever. ” -grim25

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Sunday, October 26, 2014 9:24 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Carney Lansford was actually a very well known player in the late 80's and early 90's. If you don't know who he is, I don't think you were that big of a baseball fan. An integral part of their success during those years with the Bash Brothers. This was a mail-in set from 1990 - there was nothing special about it's design.



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Sunday, October 26, 2014 10:49 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Right, Suomi.  The guy even won a batting title.  Starting 3B in three straight World Series.  Quality player for a long time.  Just overshadowed on a team that was loaded with superstars.




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Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:17 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

 And he was a very vocal team leader. The A's won the world series in 1989. When Spring training started in 1990, Lansford handed out shirts to everyone that said "Contentment stinks - Stay Focused" to remind his teammates not to be happy with just the one World Series. 


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Sunday, October 26, 2014 12:53 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

 Yes, Lansford was a very solid player.    Any team would have loved to have him on their team in some position. I just think some guys are just too young to know of him.




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Sunday, October 26, 2014 7:45 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Seeing this set reminds me of sending in those inserts with my father to try to get these.  I think we began doing it in 1984 even though these sets began in '83. Looking back the cards were pretty plain but it felt cool to get the cards for practically nothing.


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Sunday, October 26, 2014 8:07 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

 He almost won a second batting title in 1989.  Carney and Kirby Puckett were tied at .338 going into the last game of the season.  Lansford went 0-3, Puckett went 2-5 and took the title on the last game of the season.


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Sunday, October 26, 2014 11:50 PMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Definitely a quality guy....always played hard. I couldn't believe when the Red Sox got him.



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Monday, October 27, 2014 9:26 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

 I remember him. He was an average player on a great team. He wouldn't sniff an All-Star game if he played 10-15 years later. Average players like Lansford were All-Stars because pitching was poor during his era and there were not a bunch of stars that played 3B during the late 80's and 90's.


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Monday, October 27, 2014 9:43 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

I actually think everything you just said was completely false.



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Monday, October 27, 2014 10:24 AMReply Quote Top Bottom Report

Thinking just 1985 - 1990: Boggs, Schmidt, Brett, Pendleton, Molitor - all played 3B, 4 out of 5 are in the HOF. But there weren't any good 3B during that span. @carthage44, sorry, but you're incorrect on that one. Plus, in 1989, he hit .336 for the second time in his career (Puckett beat him by 3 points for the lead in '89, Lansford was the leader the other time he hit .336) and was a .294 career hitter at that point. He probably deserved to be an all-star more than the one time he was.


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