My Favorite Cards: Juan Samuel

Juan Samuel played for the Phillies from 1983 to June 1989 when he was traded to the Mets for Lenny Dykstra and Roger McDowell.  For most of that time, he was one of the top offensive players in the league and a main part of the Phillies lineup.  Here are some of my favorite Juan Samuel, Phillies cards:

1988 Topps Big - #67

Comments: The color of the white home uniforms against the bright greens of the old Vet turf and wall make this card stand out.  Seeing it reminds me attending Sunday games during that time.

Juan Samuel - 1988 Topps Big

1986 Fleer League Leaders - #38

Comments: This is not necessarily the most recognizable Sammy card out there, but it is one of the few cards to reflect the "Juan Samuel swing" that I remember.

Juan Samuel - '86 Fleer League Ldrs.

1984 Topps Traded - #105T

Comments: Samuel got a little playing time at the end of the NL Championship season of 1983, and even made a few appearances during the World Series.  He was poised to become a star for the team and there were few cards young Phillies fans (like myself) wanted more than this one.  

1984 Topps Traded #105T Juan Samuel Front
Juan Samuel - 1984 Topps Traded

1985 Donruss Diamond Kings - #23

Comments: As a fan of artist Dick Perez, I cannot leave out this gem.

Juan Samuel - '85 Donruss DK