Game changer? It was in the cards

Twenty-five years of baseball history through the prism of a 1988 Topps set

Originally Published: January 16, 2013
By Jim Caple | ESPN.com

As I was searching for a box to wrap a Christmas present last month, I came across a complete set of 1988 Topps baseball cards in an unsealed box way back on a shelf in a storage room. I bought them 25 years ago, but apparently I'd never opened them. Looking through the set, I quickly came across the above card.

Is there a better way to symbolize how baseball began changing in 1988 than this photo of Mark McGwire and Jose Canseco as "Athletics Leaders"? The Bash ...

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