1994 Topps #166
If Terry Pendleton was the heart of the 1991 Braves and David Justice was the flash (the star), Ron Gant was the pop. He broke out in 1990 with 32 homers, but he came into his own in 1991, hitting 32 more and driving in 105. Despite a .251 batting average, he was on base enough to steal 32 bases. Ron was fun to watch. He was exciting. Power wise he slumped a bit in 1992, but in 1993 he was back on top of his game and had his best all around year at the plate. Sadly, it was downhill from there.
By 1994, I had lost much of my interest in card collecting. The design of the Topps base set was a big reason why. It just seemed uninspiring. Of course, I was also 24 and drinking, and dating, and going to punk rock shows so that might have had something to do with my abandonment of collecting … still … I don’t care for the 1994 Topps design.