Carlton Fisk Countdown: #42


Today’s card is the 1986 Donruss card of Carlton. The overall design of the card is okay. It could be better, but I always liked it as a kid. What makes this card so good is the picture. Fisk just looks like a bad ass on this card. They picked a good pose for his statue in Left Center, but this would have been a good one as well. With the start of the regular season approaching there are many things that make you think about how baseball used to be. This card is one of them. In an age where the catchers favor the hockey style mask you have to give some love to the old style mask. One of the throwbacks today is Joe Mauer. He favors this type of mask with the old school Twins helmet underneath. It is nice to see such a young kid paying homage to the old guard.

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