Friday, September 5, 2008

#710 Darryl Strawberry

Why this card is awesome: Because of that tiny piece of body armor Strawberry is sporting on his shin. Over the last 10 years, things have gotten way out of control with that.

Also, Strawberry was one of many amazing signings by scout Roger Jongewaard. I can't find a decent bio for him online, but he has signed tons of great players.

Cool stat: Strawberry was in the top 20 for homers through age 26 season, as well as homers through age 28 season but currently stands at 87th in career homers.


David said...

The fact that Strawberry didn't win the 1988 MVP is a farce. Gibson wasn't even the most valuable player on the Dodgers.

Clearly, teammate McReynolds split the vote with Straw; but he really shouldn't have garnered 4 first place votes.

indefenseofabsurdity said...

I like the fact that the cardback talks about him leading a minor league in HRs, etc. in 1982. You wouldn't think Topps would feel the need to reach so far back for a highlight about a guy who destroyed NL pitching the previous year.

Jim said...

A lot like Freddy Lynn, not really as good as many remember him to be.