PHOTO: It seems to me that the Royals make the best cards. They always have had great uniforms that were all blue with a little white, black, or gray mixed in. Topps could always use blue as the team color (as with the two banners on this card) and get fantastic color unity. Even with the crazy red-gray border used for this set, the colors work.
STAT: Luecken did not have a notable major-league playing career, but I noticed on this list that he faced both Ken Griffey and Ken Griffey Jr (as I'm sure many pitchers in 1989-1990 did.)
ANAGRAM: This guy started the fire. Rick Luecken = Nuke clicker. Also Uncle kicker.
The only thing earning Luecken a 2 instead of a 1 is that he was involved in two notable trades:
Both trades had a significant impact on the franchises involved and so Luecken must have carried some perceived value even though he was the throw-in each time.