#79 Darrell Johnson manager
#80 Ken Griffey
#81 Pete Redfern
#82 San Francisco Giants
#83 Bob Montgomery
#84 Kent Tekulve
I didn't mess up the scan. I purposely scanned the back of the SF Giants team card first so that it would be facing the right way.
Good: Holy crap--the back of Griffey's card mentions the number of infield hits he had in 1976. That's a stat I wish were readily available for all players and years. I also like that Carlton Fisk finds his way onto yet another card, mention on the back of Montgomery's.
Bad: Griff's card is also the lowlight, with the miscapitalized ugly slang term "Grand Slammers."
Good: Well, darn it, that Giants team card totally takes the cake. Somehow they got a cable car into Candlestick Park and half the team's on it. And the scoreboard has the name of the team. Very cool.
Oh, and there's our third sighting of the Marlboro billboard in Candlestick.
Griffey's card is very nice too, displaying the fantastic family smile that his son made even more famous.
Montgomery's got a good pose going, too.
Bad: You know I love Kent Tekulve, and he made it really far in the 88 Topps Cards best card poll. But that card is just awful. The Pirates uni is terrible, and the background behind Teke matches the ugly uniform, making him just blend in. The Pirates cards are among the worst of this set.
Redfern's face is really in the shadows. You can't see his eyes at all. Awful.
In his playing career, Darrell Johnson had just 2 homers, but he hit them off two damn good pitchers.
From 1977 to 1987, Griffey tied for the lead for most seasons between 10 and 15 homers. Interestingly, one of his co-leaders is Jose Cruz, also the father of a future major leaguer.
Of all the HOFers Redfern faced, he came up against two Brewers the most: Robin Yount and Paul Molitor.
Montgomery had 2 HR off Doug Bird in the same game. One in the 7th, and a walkoff winner in the 10th.
Hall of Famers: 12
(+1 for Johnson)
Future managers: 7
Fathers and sons of major leaguers: 7
(+1 for Ken Griffey Jr)
Loyalty counter: 10
(+1 for Redfern, +1 for Montgomery)
Rookies of the Year: 8
Total all-star appearances: 224
(+3 for Griffey, +1 for Tekulve)
Total MVP awards: 9
Total Cy Young awards: 4