January 18, 2010

Wally Backman Had His Own Starting Lineup Figure?

I received this awesome Starting Lineup figure of Bo Jackson as part of Secret Satan Santa package from Play at the Plate...I bought a couple of these figures back in the day including an awesome Mike Schmidt diving to the ball at 3rd. I haven't seen an unopened one in a long long time and when I flipped it over to the back I was shocked by how many players you would never had thought would have a Starting Lineup figure actually do...

Here's a list of players that make me ask "what were they thinking?":

Giants
Rick Reuschel

Reds
Todd Benzinger

Padres
Bruce Hurst

Astros
Rafael Ramirez

Braves
Andres Thomas
Lonnie Smith

Phillies
Ron Jones

Cardinals
Jose Oquendo

Cubs
Damon Berryhill
Jerome Walton
Vance Law

Mets
Gregg Jefferies
Juan Samuel

Pirates
Glenn wilson
John Smiley

A's
Terry Steinbach

Mariners
Jeffrey Leonard

Twins
Allan Anderson
Wally Backman


With the teams that have four or more players, I would say that only the Dodgers [with the line of Orel Hershiser, Kirk Gibson, Eddie Murray, and Willie Randolph] actually have a lineup that deserves their own figures.
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