Wednesday, September 16, 2015

1996 Select Team Nucleus #23 and 1996 Pinnacle Zenith Mozaics #7

These pick ups aren't for the Angels frankenset, but are a shiny reminders of the trio [Tim Salmon, Jim Edmonds and Garret Anderson] - that starred in the Angels outfield 20 years ago.

Salmon was probably my favorite player until three or four years ago when another fishy came onto the scene - regardless, Salmon was inducted into the Angels Hall of Fame this year.

Edmonds was the flashy guy in center field who had his breakout year with the Angels in 1995 - he might be the borderline Hall of Famer out of the three [for mainly the numbers he put up after being traded to the St. Louis Cardinals].

Anderson just went about his business in his own way, not always endearing himself to the fans or the media - despite a relatively low on-base percentage [.324], he put together metronomic hitting numbers and along with Salmon, helped the Angels win the 2002 World Series.

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