Lynn's career is hard to define. As a kid I was really excited to get his cards. When I think about his career now, I think of his cards in the commons boxes at card shows.
He was a nine-time all-star. Throw in four Gold Glove awards and his 1975 Rookie of the Year and MVP awards.
Since I've been looking at MVP votes to see what others thought of the player, I will do that with Lynn. After his impressive 1979 season he was fourth in the MVP voting. He received MVP votes in only two other seasons and neither time he finished in the top 20.
In 1979 Don Baylor won the MVP. Ken Singleton and George Brett finished ahead of Lynn.
Sadly, our hobby now sees guys as Hall of Famers or commons. Lynn hit 306 homers to go with all of the other things mentioned above.