Lenny Randle played twelve seasons in the major leagues for the Senators/Rangers, Mets, Yankees, Cubs and Mariners. His most famous moment may have been the time in Seattle when he got down on his hands and knees and blew a rolling bunt foul. Now the proprietor of the Lenny Randle Sports Academy, he kindly replied to my questions about baseball cards.
"Yes, I have cards. All are favorites. I collect cards to give away at my clinics and camps. I have 5,000 cards of players who teach at my camp."
Thanks! The next camp is the Lenny Randle Las Vegas Big League Dreams Po-Man II Camp which features, in addition to Randle, former big leaguers Rudy Law, Derrell Thomas, Mike Easler, Bill Madlock, and Brian Giles (the former Met) on August 23, 24, and 25 at Big League Dreams in Las Vegas.
Here is one of my Lenny Randle cards, from 1981 Fleer.
It is one of several cards of which you can buy an autographed version on his website (click on "Cool Stuff"). One of the cards is a custom card of him blowing the bunt foul.
Other off-beat memorabilia you can get on his site are a CD he recorded with Mariners teammate Thad Bosley in 1980 (featuring "leftfield rhythms with an essential funk sound") and a T shirt with a cartoon of the famous bunt incident. "Don't blow it! Go to college."
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