Thursday, January 31, 2008

#98 Rene Gonzales

Why this card is awesome: Because Gonzales is MR. 1988 TOPPS, wearing uniform number 88 long before high numbers were ever seen with regularity in baseball. I also dig the batting cage pose.

Cool stat: Gonzales had just 19 career homers, but he hit them off a lot of quality pitchers, including 2 off Dave Stewart, and 1 each off of Wilson Alvarez, Tom Henke, Ben McDonald, Jose DeLeon, Rick Honeycutt, Mike Jackson, Kevin Tapani, Dave Stieb, Frank Viola, and Kent Mercker. Not too shabby.

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