I'd call him a first ballot HOF'er, but I don't know how much being surrounded by the steroid culture in Texas will hurt his cause. 13 Gold Gloves? Something like 46% caught stealing percentage for his career. Certainly passes the eye test. I can't imagine any of those 'roided out hulks crouched down for half the game and still being halfway decent. But I might also just be a Pudge homer.
I wonder who is more widely known as "Pudge", Rodriguez or Fisk? Fisk was on the tail-end of his career when I was a kid, so Rodriguez was the one who I followed more, but Fisk would probably (definitely?) be the better known.
I pulled this card a few days ago from a couple of packs of 1992 Topps Stadium Club. I have a bunch of well-worn cards from '92, and the TSC from that year is one of my favorites, both from a photography as well as a nostalgia standpoint. Sometimes the photos seemed a little dark or they cut out some of the action, but there were some really good shots thrown in there. I really like that there isn't a border around the card, although it made it easy to see if there was any damage to the sides and corners, so most of the ones I have from when I was eight are pretty beat up. Thought it'd be a good time to cover it, since it's my most recent I-Rod acquisition.
|LOVE this shot of the old Comiskey Park. I've never been there, but I have|
been to the new US Cellular Field, and it surprised me to see that they kept
the same theme on the scoreboard.
|Griffey cards in '92 were like gold.|
Not really a Griffey fan, but really
like this one