I’m not writing, here, about the stat that looks the best on your fantasy team’s roster. I’m writing about the most aesthetically-pleasing number that has ever appeared on the back of a baseball card. And here it is.
(Scan discovered at jeffscards.net. Click to embiggen.)
See it? I am of course referring to the bold, italicized 2.76 ERA that Jimmy Key led the American League with in 1987. It’s fast. It’s confident, but not arrogant, as if to imply “I know didn’t have to face George Bell and Jesse Barfield this season.” It even sounds good when spoken out loud: “two-seventy-six.”
Got something better? I don’t think a better looking number can be unearthed, but if you think you have one, leave it in the comments.