Wednesday, March 26, 2008

#283 Phil Lombardi



Why this card is awesome: Because I just love this photo. He looks even more "hardcore catcher" than Floyd Rayford, who is coming up shortly. He's got the knee pads and the mask, although he's missing the chest protector. But, hey, he's Phil Lombardi. He don't need no stinkin' chest protector.

Cool stat: Of his 102 career plate appearances, just one put his team in the lead. That was one of his 3 career homers.

5 comments:

Kevin said...

This is one of those cards I remember from my childhood. With a great name like Phil Lombardi, I naturally assumed he was a great player. Swing and a miss.

jswaykos said...

I love the Little League World Series-esque stat on the back about his favorite player. Though it leaves me wondering what his favorite subject in school was.

MMayes said...

Check out his stats for 1984 Fort Lauderdale. A 21 year old in the Florida State League isn't out of line. As a catcher he had 70 RBI, slugged .410, hit .290, had approx. 2:1 BB/K ratio and, get this, Phil stole 22 bases. He was on his way.

William said...

1988 was a bad year for topps baseball cards, value wise. I remember one of the highest valued cards from that set was a Keith Comstock misprint.

Uglee Card said...

Is he taking off his mask - as though grabbing a foul ball - or is he shading his eyes? Either way, it makes no sense. It's a non-action action shot.
Also, Yankees catchers should not say their favorite park is Fenway.