Friday, August 8, 2014

#317 - Jack Lazorko

What a card: This is Jack Lazorko's rookie card. He appeared in 15 games for the Brewers in 1984 after spending seven years in the minors.

My observation on the front: It looks like the crowd is filing in. We might have a game on our hands.

More opinion from me: I'm fairly certain I collected cards in the late '80s of Lazorko without having any inkling that he existed.

Something you might know: Lazorko was a hockey goaltender in high school, which is the background for a famous "This Week in Baseball" clip that shows him stopping drives through the box with goalie-like saves.

Something you might not know: Lazorko claimed in 1993 that he was the only player to be released by both the Yankees and the Mets in the same year, all within four months.

My observation on the back: Looking at his stats, I'm wondering why Topps included a card of Lazorko in the set. My curiosity grows with card that follows this one in the set. But we'll wait for the next post for that.

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Matthew R said...

I have absolutely no recollection of this player. One of the pitfalls of buying sets every year. I did that from 1984-1993. It really took away from the joy of getting to know who the players were.

Stack22 said...

Just met Jack Lazorko last week. I'm not making this up, he literally had a signed '88 Topps card of himself that he pulled out of his pocket and gave to my daughter unsolicited.

I'd probably carry cards of myself around to had I ever reached a point where anyone was making them.

jacobmrley said...

Lazorko is a fun name to say out loud. La-Zork-o.