2009 Topps Barry Larkin

Will A-Rod’s admission to cheating help Barry Larkin with Hall of Fame voters? I sure hope so. Larkin was overshadowed by Ozzie Smith early in his career, and then A-Rod later in his career, but the dude could play. He was one of the best all-around shortstops in the majors, winning the 1995 NL MVP and three Gold Gloves (after Ozzie went away). Baseball-reference.com lists his HOF Monitor at 118 (with 100 being a likely HOFer’s score), so he has the stats. But the question is, will he have the votes?

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Music lover, occasional writer, wishing he had immeasurable wealth so he didn't have to work a "real job."

Posted on July 17, 2009, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I’d vote him in. Tremendously underrated player who did just about everything well. Kind of like Biggio in that respect.

    Nice card too! Glad to see more fun cards.

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