RESULTS: The Most B.J. Surhoff Baseball Card Ever

Hours ago, I asked you to help me determine the most B.J. Surhoff baseball card of all time. Not the best, or the worst, or the most representative. Simply the most. I'm very happy to find that you knew exactly what I was talking about.

Here are some of your answers:

We have found a winner, courtesy of twoeightnine, who suggested this 1991 Topps Stadium Club card.


This is an extremely provocative choice. Consider the following:

  • This is a Walt Weiss card, not a B.J. Surhoff card.
  • If we were to line up every baseball player of that generation end to end, from most notable to least notable, I believe these two gentlemen would be standing right next to one another.
  • This is one of my favorite action shots, because I can't figure out what's going on in it. I guess Surhoff took a pretty big lead off second. Carney Lansford snagged a line drive at third for the out, then whipped it over to second to double up Surhoff. Which is weird, because I don't think Weiss, a shortstop, should have been the one to cover second. Anyway, Lansford's throw flies way off the mark, Weiss flails his body toward it in futility, and bang, baseball card photo.

Yep. This is definitely the most B.J. Surhoff baseball card ever. Never the star, but always in the periphery, waiting to take out your ankles.

Honorable mentions:

The Fleer Aficionado card (suggested by sddbaker, who was kind enough to provide context for the weird giant face with an answering machine narration.

This card (suggested by njpaNick), because seriously you guys, what is wrong with his eye.

Topps Gallery, No. 41. Suggested by , who nails it: "Because I think Surhoff's impact on most teams is summed up by 'Helpful, generally.'"

1987 Topps, Future Stars (suggested by Tom Fornelli, , , and @awesomeseank). Wow. I didn't really start paying attention to baseball cards until 1988, so any card made before then was a long-lost artifact to me. This was such an artifact. I convinced myself that Future Stars were super rare, and that the likes of Surhoff and Gregg Jefferies were destined for greatness. I was right. Sweet catcher's mitt, bro. Sweet no other catcher's equipment, bro.

1988 Toys R Us (first suggested by ). The Sports Hernia summed it up pretty well: "B.J. Surhoff, forced to play baseball."

Well, then! Once again, we have solved a pressing issue of our day. Thank you so much for your assistance.

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