Monday, January 14, 2008
#23 Ken Landreaux
Why this card is awesome: Because while it's a nice action shot of Landreaux, his eyes reveal that he hit a pop-up. I know this blog is all about how awesome Topps was in 1988, but come on guys...couldn't you find a less embarrassing photo, especially given that this was Landreaux's last card?
Cool stat: Landreaux hit a lot of triples, netting 45 three-baggers in just 4101 career at-bats. On those 45 triples, he got 23 RBI, put his team ahead 8 times and tied another game. Bonus stat: Landreaux had 3 game-winning hits, all singles.