Saturday, March 3, 2012

1992 john orton

john orton came out of cal poly slo to play for the angels over the course of 5 seasons in the late 80's and early 90's. he didn't get a topps card in 1992, but o-pee-chee came through with one. here is his 1992 o-pee-chee card:
and the o-pee-chee back:
the california angels had mike fitzgerald and ron tingley ahead of orton on the depth chart, but he still played in 43 games for the halos in 1992. as a result, he set career highs in pretty much every offensive category that year, including home runs (2) and hits (25). he also threw out 45% of the runners who tried to steal against him, good for 5th in the league.

here's the card orton dislodged from the set, the 1992 topps julio franco all-star card.  front:
and back:
voici à vous, 1992 john orton!

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