#133 Jerry Augustine
#134 Steve Henderson
#135 Ron Guidry
#136 Ted Sizemore
#137 Craig Kusick
#138 Larry Demery
Good: Larry Demery had some good moments in his carer but overall wasn't that special. Topps went way above and beyond writing all sorts of good things about him on the back of his card, including mentioning that he pitched in 2 post-seasons. They left out how he had an ERA of 36.00 the first year and 18.00 the second year. Way to make lemonade from lemons, Topps!
Bad: The comment on the back of Sizemore's card is just crap. The best thing they can say about the guy is that he had a 3-hit game and "played a flawless 2nd base"? Just what does that mean? Were they at the game? I'm sure he wasn't credited with any errors, but playing a flawless 2nd base takes more than that. I'm not saying he didn't do it, I just don't know what Topps expects us to take away from that comment. I call laziness on their part.
Good: The Guidry photo is remarkably similar to Sparky Lyle's photo. Other than that, the only other half decent photo here is Augustine's, yet another nice Brewer shot.
There's something quite odd on Demery's card, though. In the background, there is a player running, and he's not part of a play captured in the photograph. He's just running. Can anybody think of another such example?
Bad: Pick any card from the right column. I'm sure all three of these guys are quite handsome, but you'd never know it from these photos. Kusick, who died from lukemia, also deserved better than a sideways shot where you can't see his face at all.
Not terribly surprisingly, HOFers hit very well off Jerry Augustine, especially Reggie Jackson.
Ron Guidry has the most recent, and probably last ever, season with at least 25 wins and a WHIP below 1.00.
Ted Sizemore made his 23 career homers count. Of the 23 HRs, 5 tied the game and 10 put his team ahead. One was a walkoff shot against Tug McGraw, and 5 came in the 8th, 9th, or extra innings. Truly amazingly, not a single one of his homers came with more than 1 runner on base.
The late Craig Kusick also did a lot with his 46 career homers, tying 4 games, giving his team the lead in 16 others, and hitting 3 walk-off jobs, including the last homer of his career in this game.
Larry Demery started 139 games in his career, and his top game score came in a complete-game loss.
Hall of Famers: 15
(+1 for Cusick)
Future managers: 11
Fathers and sons of major leaguers: 8
Loyalty counter: 16
(+1 for Augustine, +1 for Guidry, +1 for Demery)
Rookies of the Year: 10
(+1 for Sizemore)
Total all-star appearances: 295
(+4 for Guidry)
Total MVP awards: 12
Total Cy Young awards: 7
(+1 for Guidry)