1980 Topps
Rickey Henderson

As a teen in the mid-1980s, this was the baseball card to have.

I probably pulled a half-dozen of these from wax packs back in the day, but I found this one at a local baseball card shop yesterday.

It was $3.

I got a chance to see Rickey play on a regular basis when he joined the San Diego Padres in 1996 and again in 2001. He was an easy pick to become a Hall-of-Famer later this year.

He may be one of the Top-10 baseball players ever. He changed the game and was a dynamic player and personality.

What more could you ask for?

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Blogger Tom said...

I pulled two of these out of packs back in '80...then wrote on the back. At least they still look nice...

June 10, 2009 at 10:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A better pic:
Rickey Henderson Rookie

June 15, 2009 at 9:27 AM  

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