Thursday, February 14, 2008
#147 Bill Buckner
Why this card is awesome: Because of Buckner's TOTALLY AWESOME hair. I've been trying to think what it looks like--sort of like a heart or a pear of something. Also, I love how Buckner's shirt under his uni matches the background. For all the guff I give Topps over this set, there are some very nice touches like this one.
Cool stat: Recently, I dubbed Buckner the most-average batter of all time. Since 1980, Bucker has the most seasons (3) with fewer than 20 HR but at least 100 RBI. If you went back to the 1970s, Thurman Munson also did it 3 times.