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Friday, February 15, 2008

Best and Worst: Kenny Lofton

Kenny Lofton had a pretty good 40-year old season in 2007. He has had a long and impressive career bouncing from team to team, always coiming back to the Indians every few years. Lofton hit .375 during the ALDS versus the Yankees and helped Cleveland reach the American League Championship Series.

Best Card: 1991 Upper Deck Final #24F
Kenny was a stand-out basketball player in college. He made it to the Final Four, as back-up behind Steve Kerr, and to the Sweet Sixteen as a starter the following year. He came to NC State University to play in a charity basketball game with other Major League players. I paid $20 to get autographs from players who were there: Brian Barnes, Tracy Woodsen, Lenny Harris, Lee Smith, Kenny Lofton, and others. All the players were happy to be signing for a good cause and were gracious with the fans.

My only complaint about this card is that it actually looks like Dikembe Mutombo.

Worst Card: 2002 Upper Deck Diamond Connection #592

If Kenny doesn't pay attention, he's going to run into that foil Upper Deck logo. Oops...too late. It looks like he is running from that grey haze on the left. And what position does it say he lays in the upper right. Oh yea, he plays "f". All they needed to do was reverse all the graphics and it would be a perfectly acceptable Kenny Lofton common.

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Steve Gierman said...

I was going to say the runner who's alarm didn't go off on Seinfeld, but Dikembe Mutombo fits too.

Anonymous said...

That is an awful card of Lofton. Quality control must have been asleep at the wheel on that one. Oh wait, the design is horrible too.