Monday, June 9, 2008

#491 B.J. Surhoff

Why this card is awesome: Because of late bloomers. Surhoff was a Future Star in the 1987 Topps set. Here:

And Surhoff certainly was a future star, but it took him quite a few years to get there. Other than in 1987, he didn't slug over .400 until 1994.

Cool stat: Surhoff is one of 28 guys since 1980 to amass at least 1000 runs, 1100 RBI, 150 HR, and 125 SB. He put together a pretty damn good career. Some other surprising names on that list include Dale Murphy, Ruben Sierra, and Julio Franco.


Luqman said...

This was one of the first baseball cards I ever owned. Yes, my first pack was 1988 Topps.

Funny how I remember this card, but not any of the others in that pack.

Mr. Schwartz said...

Good career but turned out to be a bust for those dumb enough to buy 100s of his rookie cards at the inflated prices at the time.

Today, he's a common.

MMayes said...

Even worse than being a common, he's a stinking Tar Heel.

Uglee Card said...

Man, he played a long time for I don't know what reason. He and Terry Steinbach. I miss them both, dearly.