Three random cards from three different decades today. To start us off, here's a card from the very beginning of the 1990s...
Card Number 273: Topps, 1990; #403
It's an All-Star card!
At least the factoid is relevant and related to his batting average, even if it doesn't mention the All-Star Game.
Card Number 274: DonRuss Threads, 2008; #40
Allan from the UK Baseball Cards group on Facebook sent me this card.
The back notes that seven years after he retired there still wasn't a Padres player within 2000 hits of Tony's total. 12 years after this card was printed, Garry Templeton is still second on the all-time Padres hits chart. There are a few players who have played this century who have made it into the top ten - Chase Headley (#5). Brian Giles (#6), Adrian Gonzalez (#7), and Phil Nevin (#8) but none of them made over 900 hits while they were Padres. Tony's record is secure, unless the Padres lock down Fernando Tatis Jr and he ends up playing 20 seasons for them.
Card Number 275, Panini Prizm, 2014; #157
Is there anything positive that can be said about these cards. Well, yes. For a shiny card, this scans reasonably well on my basic scanner. There are no mistakes (that I can see) on the cardback and that's quite a good, succinct write up. It's an action shot and you can see Tony's face. Panini are always going to be stuck with what they can do without a licence but at least they get the basics right on this card.