Wednesday, September 10, 2008

#733 Spike Owen

Why this card is awesome: Because this is yet another BoSox card taken at Comiskey with the catcher's mitt sticking in the photo. Whoever the catcher was that day (either Fisk or Karkovice one would assume) is probably on the most cards in this set.

Cool stat: If you check back on Mike Schmidt's card, you can see the link showing how Owen was one of a handful of players to have a truly terrible first year in MLB. Owen is one of just 6 guys to have a homer and a triple every season from 1983 to 1995. The others, including Wade Boggs, Tony Gwynn, and Tim Raines, were all much better players.

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