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
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.