Monday, August 18, 2014
1988 Topps Traded Craig Biggio
I still can't believe Craig Biggio isn't in the Hall of Fame. He had 3,000 hits. In his prime, he almost always led the league in Doubles. He made the All-Star team as a Catcher, and Second Baseman. He even played in the outfield towards the end of his career. If the Hall let Barry Larkin, Phil Rizzuto, Bill Mazeroski and Roberto Alomar in, players who played in larger-market cities, and who had similar stats (more so Larkin and Alomar than Rizzuto and Mazeroski), why couldn't Biggio get in on the first or second ballot? And while we're at it, why isn't Jack Morris, Alan Trammell, Lee Smith, Buck O'Neill, Jeff Bagwell, and Mike Piazza in?
Back to Biggio, in 1988, Topps left him off of their Traded set. Fleer and Score got him in, and those 2 cards are considered his rookie card. Here is a 1988 Topps Traded card of I hope to be a 2015 Hall of Fame member, Craig Biggio.