Cleveland Team Set Collection: 1988 Topps


Head on over to Wahoo Cardboard, and you can look at my totally valueless 1988 Topps Cleveland Indians set.

I actually really like the look of this set, way more than the 1987 issue.

The Indians in 1988 were terrible, but they did have some fun players. Cory Snyder, Joe Carter and Julio Franco all had OPS+ of over 100, and Ron Kittle hit 18 HR in his limited (254) at-bats.

Pitching wise, you could do worse with a 1-2 punch of Greg Swindell (18-14, 3.20 ERA) and Tom Candiotti (14-8, 3.28 ERA). Doug Jones was also a good closer, with 37 saves and a 2.27 ERA.

Also, its neat that future coaches Terry Francona, Ron Washington and John Farrell were on the roster.

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