Today's "dedicated rookie card" is a 1975 Topps creation for Boston Red Sox breakout star Fred Lynnn, who exploded onto the baseball scene that year on his way to becoming the first player to ever win Rookie of the Year and Most Valuable Player in the same season.
Take a look:
Lynn absolutely smoked the ball that year, hitting a robust .331 with 47 doubles, 21 homers and 105 runs batted in to go along with 103 runs scored and 175 hits.
He even had seven triples and 10 stolen bases thrown in, as well as a Gold Glove to add to his 1975 award haul!
His actual 1975 card was an airbrushed multi-player rookie specimen that I have been vocal about hating, so I always wanted to create a card for him in that awesome techni-color set.
Came across this nice picture of him to use so I thought now was as good a time as any…