Mickey Tettleton 2013 Topps Archives Fan Favorite auto
Tettleton really WAS a fan favorite in Detroit, at least for this Tigers fan. From 1991-1994 he clubbed 112 HR, almost half of his career total, while appearing as a catcher (mostly), DH, first baseman, and outfielder! In fact, his '91-'93 homer totals were 31, 32, and 32 respectively. While he wasn't that great when it came to batting average, the pop he provided behind the plate more than made up for it, and the 1991 trade that landed him in Detroit from Baltimore for scrub pitcher Jeff Robinson was a flat out steal.
The card is done in the style of 1992 Topps, though his actual card from that set features a dugout shot; I like the one Topps used this time a lot more, and I can think of several collectors who will agree with me.
This solo (on-card!) autograph pairs up nicely with the Tettleton/Tanana dual I scored a while ago,
and now it looks like I just need to pick up Mickey's 2013 Hometown Heroes auto to get back to 100% of that collection.