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Craig Biggio

I just realized that this is my first Hall of Fame collection post since July. I didn't mean for that to happen. I guess I got caught up in posting on other collections. I do like having multiple collections.  I've been posting on my HoF collection in alphabetical order, and my last post was on Yogi Berra . So next up is Craig Biggio. It just happens to somewhat coincide with a cool post from Night Owl  last week that features a complementary Biggio rookie Fleer card courtesy of the baseball card store site .  Biggio was a longtime teammate of HoFer  Jeff Bagwell and Lance Berkman, and he formed the core of the "Killer B's" who led Houston to six playoff appearances from 1997 to 2005. He played his entire 20-year career with the Houston Astros. Originally a catcher, after four big league seasons, at age 26, Biggio moved from catcher to second base. I suspect the reason was to keep him in more games and to get him more at-bats. It worked - he led the league in ABs
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Tony Fernandez

  The slick field fielding and fine hitting Tony Fernandez spent all of 1982 and most of 1983 with the Syracuse Chiefs. In those two seasons, Fernandez had slash lines of .302/.353/.388 and .300/.381/.403, respectively. 1983 TCMA card #16. 1992 Tallmadge Tire card #NNO 1984 Donruss card #32. 1984 Fleer card #152. Top row: 1985 Donruss card #390, 1985 Topps card #48, 1987 Fleer card #225. Bottom row: 1986 Topps card #241, 1987 Fleer Award Winner card #12 of 44, 1987 Topps card #485. 1987 Topps mini card #75, 1988 Donruss card #319, 1988 Donruss DK card #12. 1988 Score card #20. 1988 Topps card #290. 1988 Score card #651 (pretty good company!). 1988 Fleer card #109. 1989 Donruss card #206, 1989 Fleer card #231. Top row: 1989 Topps card #170, 1990 Fleer card #80, 1990 Fleer card #634. Middle: 1991 Leaf, 1991 Fleer card #U-123, 1993 Topps card #465. Bottom: 1992 Upper Deck card #272, 1993 Fleer Ultra card #426, 1994 Fleer card #U117. 1994 Leaf Donruss card #266. 1994 Fleer Flair card #366.

One more card to go!!!

Since returning to card collecting, my main goal has been to collect at least one card of every National Baseball Hall of Famer. With the purchase of the Stars of the Negro Leagues set, I finally landed the 2nd to last card to go to complete the collection. To borrow a phrase from GCRL at cards as I see them , Willie Foster is in my hall of famer collection! Next up - John Schuerholz. But I'm not paying $50 for a card of a former general manger, so it may be a while before I find a Schuerholz card I can afford. Card #24. Box cover of 1990 set. Text by Jack Morelli. Art by Mark Chiarello. Card #16. Rube was the older brother of Willie. Here are a few other cards of Negro League players, also from the Stars of the Negro Leagues set, that are hard to find, Card #11. Card #10. Card #7. In search of the elusive Willie Foster card, I came across an Old Time Black Stars card I could afford (these can get fairly pricey). And since I didn't need a card of any of the Hall of Famers in th