Friday, February 8, 2008
#120 Kirby Puckett
Why this card is awesome: Because this iconic card captures the essence of the late, great Kirby Puckett. He was stocky at a time when most baseball players were pretty slim, but he was absolutely a fantastic athlete.
Cool stat: Puck's most career homers came off Frank Tanana, Doyle Alexander, and Bobby Witt. Like most players, he had trouble against HOF pitchers, except Don Sutton and Tom Seaver, both of whom he faced towards the end of their careers.
Deceased players and managers: 4
Hard to believe Puckett's been gone for nearly two years.
Hall of Fame count: 14