6.21.2010

Fred Lynn, 1989 Topps

Name: Fred Lynn
Team: Detroit Tigers
Position: Outfield
Value of card: Three used dryer sheets
Key 1988 stat: 491 times asked, "Why so serious?"
And the award goes to: In 1975, Fred Lynn became the first player to win Rookie of the Year and MVP in the same season. Here are some other awards he received over the course of his career:

1977: Gray's Auto Body customer of the month (April)
1979: Major League Baseball Spelling Bee participant award
1982: Wiener and Still Champion award (most hot dogs eaten in one hour at First National Frank in Boston)
1983: Spanish 102 student of the year at Landau Community College
1985: "I Survived The Zipper" T-shirt, Frederick County Fair
1987: $5 loyal customer gift card from Cork & Bottle Liquor Store, Baltimore, Md.
1988: 14th-place trophy, 33rd Annual Detroit Three-Man Potato Sack Race
1990: Best back rub of the year, according to Tony Gwynn

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1 comment:

  1. I think this was his campaign photo for Detroit City Council position #3 in 1992. It's too bad he lost the election to a 1990 Chevy Impala.

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