Friday, September 5, 2008
#707 Fred Lynn
Why this card is awesome: Because Lynn's hair obscures parts of not 1, not 2, not 3, not 4, but 5 different letters from the "ORIOLES" team name. Wow. Also, if you don't look carefully, you won't even notice that he's holding a bat, as it's almost completely behind his name banner.
Cool stat: Starting in the Steroid Era, when handfuls of players started hitting a lot more home runs, it became more frequent for a guy to get an OPS+ as high as 176. But Lynn had one of just 8 seasons in the 1970s, coming in 1979. (Compare that to the last 10 full seasons, when 17 such years have happened.)
Lynn also has the most career seasons with exactly 23 HR, and his came all in consecutive years!