In this series, I look at my first team set: 1991 Topps. This was the set I started my baseball card collection with.
Ellis Burks was one of my favorite players early on. He was a rare power/speed threat for the Red Sox at the time. Burks won the Gold Glove and the Silver Slugger in 1990. He hit .296/.349/.486 in 1990. He lead the team with 21 home runs, 89 RBIs, and nine stolen bases. His stolen bases were down quite a bit, and he was caught eleven times. He also made his first All Star team. He looked like a rising star at only 25 years old. Unfortunately he would have two injury-riddled, down seasons before Boston let him go.