Kirby Puckett ‘Fab Five’ – Card #4 – 1988 Score Highlights
Now that my Kirby Puckett collection is complete, it is time to show of my favorite five cards from the set.
Card #4 – 1988 Score Highlights
As you all know, I am a sucker for cards that depict the great history of our beloved sport.
And I like the ‘Highlights’ cards even more when they offer up a solid graphic design and photograph.
I believe that this card of Kirby Puckett from the 1988 Score set accomplishes all of the above – It celebrates the fact that Kirby collected hits in 10-straight at bats during the 1987 season. It offers nice graphics, and an excellent photo!!
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Rod Carew 1980 Topps
Rod Carew was still getting it done in 1980 – his 14th season in the big leagues.
The numbers are very impressive – .331 batting average, .396 on-base percentage, 179 hits, 34 doubles, 7 triples, 3 home runs, 23 stolen bases, 59 RBI, and 74 runs scored.
Rod had 612 plate appearances over the course of the 1980 baseball season. He drew 59 walks and struck out just 38 times!!
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The Athletics have called three cities home – Philadelphia, Kansas City, and Oakland.
The city in which they sported the best record is Oakland. Going into the 2012 baseball season, the Oakland A’s have won 3,555 games while losing 3,280 – good for a .520 win percentage. Their winning percentage in Philadelphia was .478 and in Kansas City it was .404.
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Happy Birthday Derek Jeter!!!
The Yankees’ captain turns 39 years old today.
And while it can be very easily argued that Jeter has never been the best shortstop in the league or entire sport at any point during the course of his career, I can easily say that he is one that I have the utmost respect for. A true leader on the field, Jeter has a knack for making good things happen. And whether it is luck or skill, his star seems to shine brightest when all eyes are aimed in his direction.
I typically reserve my ‘Happy Birthday’ posts for retired stars, but Jeter is in a class by himself. The legacy that he has built thus far, and continues to add to each day, is one that will last for entirety.
Derek Jeter is the guy in today’s era of superstars that shows you how much fun baseball is to play.
Happy Birthday Derek Jeter!!!
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Tagged 1996 world series, 3000 hits, 3000 hits club, all-star, baseball, baseball cards, captain, derek jeter, derek jeter news, New York, new york yankees, news, Rookie of the Year, ROY, shortstop, world series, yankees