Tuesday, January 10, 2012

1992 Pinnacle Rookie Idols #9 Kim Batiste/Barry Larkin

Congratulations to former Reds shortstop Barry Larkin, who was elected into the National Baseball Hall of Fame yesterday.  Larkin appeared on 86.4% of the ballots cast by voters, easily surpassing the 75% required for election.  I'm sure former Phillies shortstop Kim Batiste will join me in congratulating his former idol.

Thanks to having my entire Phillies collection now organized on Zistle, I was able to find instances of most of this year's Hall of Fame hopefuls within my collection.  Here is where you can find a few of this year's Hall of Fame misses (and possible 2013 inductees) within my Phillies baseball card collection:

Player (% of Vote) - "Phillies" Card
Jack Morris (66.7%) - 1984 Topps #136 - Strikeout Leaders with Steve Carlton
Jeff Bagwell (56.0%) - 2001 Fleer Triple Crown Glamour Boys #3 - with Scott Rolen and Bernie Williams
Lee Smith (50.6%) - None
Tim Raines (48.7%) - 1987 Fleer #642 - Super Star Special with Juan Samuel
Alan Trammell (36.8%) - None
Edgar Martinez (36.5%) - None
Fred McGriff (23.9%) - None
Larry Walker (22.9%) - 1993 Fleer #715 - Super Star Special with Darren Daulton

Raines also appears on a few Topps Rub-Down/Tattoo cards (from 1984 and 1985) with Mike Schmidt and Walker is featured on the same League Leader card as Bobby Abreu in the 2000 Fleer Tradition set.

Former Phillie Dale Murphy, on the ballot for the 14th year, received only 14.5% of the vote and next year is his final year of eligibility.  After that, he'll presumably be passed along to the Golden Era Committee, who elected Cubs great Ron Santo last month.  Sadly, Terry Mulholland, on the ballot for the first year, received no votes.

1984 Topps #136 and 2001 Fleer Triple Crown Glamour Boys #3


Jim from Downingtown said...


Jim, check out the first Richie Allen card in this post.

Jim said...

That's a great card! I'll need to add that to my want list.

And thanks for directing me to a new blog to follow.