2009 Topps Kurt Stillwell

Don’t ask me why I’m such a big fan of Kurt Stillwell, because I really don’t know. I just remember being upset with the Reds when they traded him to the Royals for Danny Jackson. Stillwell got his revenge in 1988 when he came back to Cincinnati for the All-Star Game. If I recall correctly, he got a pretty good reception from the crowd during player introductions. Stillwell was the 2nd overall pick in the 1983 draft (behind Tim Belcher, who coincidentally came to the Reds in the Eric Davis trade). The only great player taken in the 1st round in 1983 was Roger Clemens, who went on to destroy his own greatness with steroids.

Again, I’m not sure why I’m such a big Stillwell fan, but I am. He’ll never be inducted into the Reds Hall of Fame or receive any other high honors for his playing ability, but he’ll always be one of my first favorite players.

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Christian. Husband. Dad. 911 dispatcher. Baseball fan. Horror nut. Music nerd. Bookworm. Time Magazine's 2006 Person of the Year.

Posted on December 18, 2009, in baseball, baseball cards and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Is that a real card?

  2. His ’87 Topps card is the first card I remember REALLY liking and it’s still one of my favorites in my whole collection. And I don’t know why, either! I even wrote about it a while back:

    http://pricelesspursuit.wordpress.com/2009/07/23/my-first-card/

  3. Ken, it is not a real card. I wish it was. Over the past few months, I’ve made and posted more than fifty “fun cards”…customs, tributes, whatever you want to call them…of Reds in the 2009 Topps style. The complete list is in the left-hand sidebar.

  4. Good post, Joe. 1987 is a great card…maybe the greatest of all Stillwells.

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