Saturday, January 28, 2012

#10 - Record Breaker, Don Sutton

What a card: This card recognizes Don Sutton's 19th season with 100-or-more strikeouts. The record is now held by Nolan Ryan, who recorded 24 seasons of a 100-or-more strikeouts. Greg Maddux had 21 such seasons.

My observation on the front: We've already reached one of my least favorite cards in the set. What a ghastly picture. It's too close, Sutton looks like he's in mid-sentence, and his refusal to use Brylcreem is off-putting in this photo. Where is the action shot of Don?

More opinion from me: Thank goodness, this is the last record-breaker card in the subset. Ten record-breaker cards is too many.

Something you might know: Sutton is now a radio broadcaster for the Atlanta Braves. He used to be a regular member of the TBS television broadcasting crew for Atlanta through the '90s.

Something you might not know: Sutton has the most at-bats (1,354) without a home run out of anyone who has played major league baseball.

My observation on the back: For the second time in this subset, Steve Carlton just misses making a record breaker card. Ten cards and they couldn't get Carlton in.

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Jets Break Jaws said...

Autograph: Def Leppard rip offs. What a high concept, low wattage, video!

'30-Year Old Cardboard said...

Twenty-six years later, and Don Sutton looks like he has barely aged. I guess that made him very old-looking in '85, huh?

Play at the Plate said...

Yea, it looks like they were celebrating a record he set 20 years earlier.