Monday, August 4, 2008
#579 Mets Leaders
Why this card is awesome: Because of a ridiculous pair. Seems like Gary Carter is always flashing that million-dollar smile. And Kevin McReynolds looks pretty damned dorky. Does he realize that although he's got his bat and helmet, he should probably take off the warm-up jacket before stepping in the cage?
I also like how far back you can see into the stands.
Cool stat: The 1988 Mets won 100 games but were one of just 5 teams with 1 or none players with 400 AB and a .271 or better BA. Nice and balanced, I suppose.
Hall of Fame count: 37
Carter rung up #35 on the HOF counter, with Don Sutton coming in between. That's Black & Decker sandwiched between two Kids.