Swings and misses

1985 Donruss

A six-time all star and a member of the Baseball Hall of Fame class of 2019, Harold Baines spent 22 years terrorizing pitchers while playing for five different teams from 1980-2001. The first selection in the 1977 draft, Baines is most notable for playing for the Chicago White Sox. He spent his first nine seasons on the south side and returned to the team three other times, eventually finishing his career with them. His best season came in 1985 as a member of the White Sox when he hit .309 while driving in a career-high 113 runs. In 2,830 games, Baines hit .289 with 384 home runs.

1986 Topps

An all star in 1985, Scott Garrelts pitched for 10 seasons in the majors, posting a 69-53 lifetime mark with a 3.29 ERA and 48 saves. Garrelts pitched exclusively for the San Francisco Giants during his big-league run. He went 9-6 with a 2.30 ERA in 74 games in 1985, which earned him a spot on the all-star team. His best season came in 1989 as he won 14 games and led the National League with a 2.28 ERA, helping the Giants reach the World Series where they lost to the Oakland A’s.

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