The basics: Woooo, Mark Lewis was at the peak of his powers in 1993. Finally appearing in more than 100 games in a season, he seemed on his way to the success cards had predicted for him since 1989. This is his only card in the '93 Upper Deck set though.

Card thoughts: One of the more cited cards in this set, Upper Deck placed their logo onto that bucket through photoshop or whatever existed before photoshop in early '90s (I'm hazy on when the application gained widespread use). I'd provide more information because I know bloggers have written about it in the past, but Google search has gone to pot.

Backs are important in '93 UD: That is an interesting and odd view of a shortstop's throw to first. Also, note the "shortstop of the future" reference in the write-up. That was on the back of practically every Mark Lewis card in the early '90s.
More from '93: On this date in 1993, the new NHL expansion franchise in Anaheim, California, received its name -- the Mighty Ducks, named after the 1992 Disney movie. Anaheim would (thankfully) drop "Mighty" from the name in 2006.


  1. I mainly remember Lewis for his 1989 Topps #1 Draft card. Back then... he was penny sleeve worthy. As for the Ducks, it's nice to be able to put a year with them dropping "Mighty" from their name. That's one of those pieces of trivia that pops up once or twice a decade... and I'm too lazy to open up my browser on my phone to look it up.

  2. I'm almost willing to bet something that couldn't be published was written on the bucket that Upper Deck decided needed to be covered...

  3. Both photos look uncomfortable.


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