Doran is shown here on his 1988 Score card, #52. There are many photos like this in that set, with the player's face largely invisible. My first reaction is always "Gah! What a terrible photo!" but then I remember that 88 Score features a nice headshot on the back of each card, reserving the front for an action shot. So we get the best of both worlds on one card.
Bill Doran was never all All-Star. He didn't get a single Hall of Fame vote. He had very few top 10 appearances in major statistical categories.
But Doran was terribly under-appreciated.
Firstly, Doran did make the top 10 in walks 4 different times. In the 1980s, he had 514 walks and 460 strikeouts--really nice.
From 1982 to 1989, Doran was 29th in WAR. Limiting the list to just second basemen, Doran stacks up nicely:
Doran was a hair better than Willie Randolph and just a little off the pace set by Whitaker and Sandberg. He also had fewer plate appearances than those other guys.
Have a read at the copy on the back of Doran's card below. The mention of Doran being considered one of the Major's best second basemen counters my inclusion him on this list! I'm utterly amazed, though, at the mention of on-base percentage on there--in 1988!!