Tuesday, September 6, 2016
595th Place - Tom Lawless
Oh man, there's so much to love about this card, even though the man himself was, let's be honest, not exactly major league material.
Exhibit A: one of the cheesiest smiles you'll ever see on a baseball card.
Exhibit B: his name sounds like he should be a professional wrestler, not a ballplayer.
Exhibit C: the mesh jersey. The jersey of little leagues in the 1980's. Classy.
Exhibit D: mismatched batting gloves.
Exhibit E: the chain link fence and creepy stranger in the background.
Exhibit F: that mustache!
Exhibit G: batting donut!!!
And to top it all off...how did a guy who hit .080 in 25 at-bats during the 1987 season even get a card? Maybe because of his second ever home run in the majors?
I barely have him cracking the top 600 cards in the set, but maybe he deserves to be in the top 60...?