Tuesday, September 16, 2008
#780 Fernando Valenzuela
Why this card is awesome: Because Valenzuela is one of the iconic MLB players of the 1980s. What he did in 1981 was absolutely amazing, and the fervor he created may never be duplicated. I also love the line on the back describing how he was acquired. The Dodgers went after him hard, and they got him.
Cool stat: Fernando led all of baseball in IP from 1982 to 1987. The guy was a horse. Two Braves hit the most homers off him.
Kevin recently posted a couple of Fernando cards here and here.