Swings and misses

1985 Topps

Brad Gulden played in 182 games for the Los Angeles Dodgers, New York Yankees, Seattle Mariners, Montreal Expos, Cincinnati Reds and San Francisco Giants between 1978 and 1986. He hit .200 with five home runs while serving primarily as a reserve catcher. He was the Reds starting catcher in 1984, playing in 107 games while hitting .226 with four home runs.

1987 Topps

Roger Mason pitched for 10 years in the majors, going 22-35 with a 4.02 ERA and 13 saves. Mason played from 1984-1994 for the Detroit Tigers, San Francisco Giants, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Pirates, San Diego Padres, Philadelphia Phillies and New York Mets. He mainly worked out of the bullpen. His best year came for the Pirates in 1992 when he won five games and had eight saves. Mason pitched for the Phillies in four games of the 1993 World Series. In seven-and-2/3 innings, he allowed just four hits and one run. Philadelphia, however, lost to the Toronto Blue Jays. Mason also pitched in five games for the 1984 Detroit Tigers who won the World Series. However, he did not appear in that postseason.

1993 Topps

Donald Harris played in 82 games for the Texas Rangers from 1991-1993. He hit .205 with two home runs. Harris hit .375 in 18 games as a rookie in 1991, but that success did not translate to the subsequent seasons where his batting average stayed under .200.

David Justice and Mike Mussina refused our letters.

Published by Chris

Writer, historian, father, intrepid traveller, journalist, aging punk ... I am actually in a Hall of Fame.

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