1989 Upper Deck – Starlin Castro
The last card of the day is of the Cubs shortstop. Starlin Castro came to the club with a lot of fanfare last summer. He had a great first game which made the expectations of him go through the roof. He did not turn the team around like some thought that he would, but he did have a very good season. It will be interesting to see how his second season treats him. White Sox phenom Gordon Beckham did not have a great sophomore campaign so this should be interesting.
When I saw the Cubs play the Cardinals last year Starlin was just coming up, and I was trying hard to get a picture for my 2010 set. I loved this picture, but it did not fit the 1985 Topps style very well. I started that set on a lark without thinking it through. It just sort of happened. This picture fits this card very well though.