#145 Rick Monday
#146 Doyle Alexander
#147 Lee Mazzilli
#148 Andre Thornton
#149 Dale Murray
#150 Bobby Bonds
Good: I had absolutely no idea that Andre Thornton was known as "Andy" until I read the back of his card. Let's here it for Andys everywhere!
Bad: This isn't exactly bad, but the comment on the back of Alexander's card is interesting. It says he was one of the leading hurlers of the Rangers' staff in 1977. While it's true that he led that staff in wins, he had the worst ERA among the top 4 starters. Incidentally, those 3 other guys weren't so bad: Gaylord Perry, Bert Blyleven, and Dock Ellis.
Good: There is nothing to like in this set except for the unusual photo for Bobby Bonds. I'm not sure I even like it, but it's certainly interesting to see such a closeup.
Bad: Where do I start? Why did they show such a lazy, strange photo of Monday? Lee Mazzilli's got a terrible shadow on his face. Murray's photo is another lame shot of a Cincinnati pitcher. Ho hum.
Rick Monday is one of 23 guys with between 240 and 250 career homers. He had the 3rd fewest RBI of that group.
There are 17 pitchers to finish with a career ERA+ between 99.9 and 100.1--extremely average. Murray was in the middle of the pack in terms of career IP. (Actually one guy, Sean Marshall, is still active.)
Before 1980, Bobby Bonds was the power-speed king of baseball. He had by far the most seasons of 30 HR and 20 SB up to that point. After 1980, only one player beats Bobby Bonds anyway. Who? Well, uhh, Bonds.
Hall of Famers: 16
(+1 for Bonds)
Future managers: 12
(+1 for Mazzilli)
Fathers and sons of major leaguers: 9
(+1 for Barry Bonds, son of Bobby)
Loyalty counter: 16
Rookies of the Year: 11
Total all-star appearances: 320
(+2 for Monday, +1 for Alexander, +1 for Mazzilli, +2 for Thornton, +3 for Bonds)
Total MVP awards: 14
Total Cy Young awards: 8