Monday, May 14, 2012
2006 Topps Heritage, John Buck
#234 John Buck
Here is the fourth card that I have posted of John Buck. John spent six seasons in Kansas City and he was a good signer. As a result, I have got a decent collection of autographed cards from him. I was able to get this card signed at Royals Fanfest in 2009. Luckily, the Royals were not hosting the All Star Game that year and they were able to put on a Fanfest.
John is playing for the Marlins right now and, like usual, he is off to a bit of a slow start. So far, he is just hitting .200 for them through 25 games. Last season was his first year in the National League and his numbers dropped off a bit from his All Star season with Toronto. You would think his numbers would improve a bit on his second go around, but that is not the case yet.
Remember when about a third of the teams in baseball wore the jersey vests? Even the Royals went through that phase. Does any team even wear them now? It might be cool for a team to wear one again as long as they are the only team doing it. It got a little out of control the last time around.