Saturday, September 27, 2008
#42T Mark Grace
Here's another great rookie card from the set.
IMPACT FACTOR 9/10: Grace was a fantastic player for the Cubs, playing the first 13 years of his career with them before heading out to Arizona. He had the most hits of the 1990s. The only thing that keeps Grace from getting a 10 is that the Cubs didn't have any post-season success with him. In 1989, that wasn't Grace's fault. In the 5 games against the Giants in the NLCS, Grace had an 1.800 OPS (not a typo) with 11 hits and 8 RBI.
I'm sure that Cubs fans will push for Grace to get into the HOF, but he falls quite short, actually.