The weather here has heated up quite nicely and very much to my liking, not that that's a surprise since we're just about to flip the calendar to July. The point is, this is my kind of weather--I like it hot, hot, hot!
So it's very appropriate that I have a hot new card to show you from my most recent eBay purchase:
So let's talk just a bit about the card. It's an acetate version of that year's flagship product's Decades' Best insert, though it uses a different photo than what you'll find on either of Larkin's Series 1 appearances, which is totally fine. I've always been a fan of that style of Reds jersey anyway.
Among the reasons he's listed as one of the 1990s' best hitters:
- Won the '90 World Series with the Reds
- 1995 NL M VP
- NL hitting ranks over the decade:
- Hits: 5th
- Runs: 6th
- Walks: 6th
- Stolen bases: sixth
- Doubles: 11th
- Batting average: 12th
- 8 NL All-Star nods
- 7 Silver Slugger awards
- 52.6 bWAR
I have a couple ideas of what I might post next but haven't decided yet, so in the meantime I hope everyone else enjoys the summer weather and what's clearly a hot new card for my collection!