A while back I remarked that I really enjoyed watching the 1967 episode of Baseball's Seasons on the MLB network, which in large part chronicled the "Impossible Dream" Red Sox team from that year. While I was inspired enough to pick up a '67 Yastrzemski the episode also made me realize that my collection was sadly bereft of a Jim Lonborg card. Lonborg was the man in '67, leading the AL in wins, games started and strikeouts, on his way to capturing the Cy Young award. He pitched an impressive one-hitter in game two of the World Series and captured another victory in game five. Here's the back of the card:
I really like almost everything about this card. It's great to add a certified Red Sox auto to my collection, and best of all the card borrows the '67 Topps design, paying homage to Lonborg's finest season. Not only that, but I won this for a mere $5, yet I have a feeling I'll be much more satisfied with it than any hit I would've pulled from A & G. My one complaint? Why did they have to put the hologram sticker right over the cartoon? Thanks Topps.
Running Total: $5