Wednesday, September 3, 2008

#693 Benny Santiago



Why this card is awesome: Because this is a pretty cool shot. Bats in the bat rack, Benito picking out his weapon of choice, and the "P" in "Padres" almost complete covered, just like the "O" on Lee Lacy's card.

This is the first of two cards in pretty quick succession to feature good ol' Benito.

Cool stat: Here's a wacky and wild bit of trivia for you. Santiago is 5th all-time in HRs for a guy who played for at least 9 franchises. If you can get more than 1 of the 4 guys ahead of him, consider yourself a baseball trivia expert.

5 comments:

David said...

Yay! I got Zeile and Ricky!

Benito is also 1 of only 3 catchers to play for 9 teams. Pat Borders and Sal Fasano are the other 2 and Benito has more career at-bats than those 2 combined.

Jim said...

It's been 20 years+ and I still have not yet heard anyone ever call him "Benny" what's the deal with Topps?

Mike S said...

I got Todd Zeile. All of Rickey's trips back to Oakland made me forget that he also played for a billion other teams.

Pretty rare to see a Rookie of the Year winner, especially one who took the award in unanimous fashion as Santiago did, not get a rookie cup on his card.

Andy said...

They chose to go with Nokes I guess because of the home runs. Santiago would have been a far better choice, in hindsight.

Luke said...

future bucco.

they released him as fast as they could when Paulino was the it factor awhile back.......

yeah....ppfffft....