Card fact: I have no facts for you. But I do have a guess: I'm going to guess that this card photo features more bats than any other card in the set.
What I thought about this card then: Didn't have it. My first memory of Lonborg is his 1976 Topps card.
What I think about this card now: The man peering out from behind the dugout is a little unsettling.
Other stuff: Lonborg has several interesting cards. I am partial to the 1969 Topps card that advertises Gilbey's Gin in the background. But there is also that hellacious back-to-back airbrushed combo from 1972 and 1973 Topps. Two of the worst airbrushed caps ever.
Of course, Lonborg is most known for his 1967 season with the Red Sox when he went 22-9, and the ensuing skiing injury that damaged his knee and put a major dent in his career. Lonborg retired to Massachusetts after the 1979 season and has been a dentist for years.
Back facts: They couldn't have saved the southpaw question for a left-hander?
Other blog stuff: There were some interesting name ideas for the brown-tan combo. I'm going to mull those over some more.
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