Thursday, September 12, 2013

1981 Donruss, Kiko Garcia

#514 Kiko Garcia

Here is the card of Kiko Garcia that I got signed through the mail last year. I sent this card to him at the beginning of November and I had it back nine days later.

Kiko played in the majors for parts of ten seasons with the Orioles, Astros, and Phillies. He was a part-time guy for most of his his career, though he was the O's regular shortstop for a couple of seasons. He was a .239 hitter who finished his career with 12 home runs and 112 RBI.

Kiko's best season came with the O's in 1979. He played in 126 games that season and hit .247 with career-highs in doubles (15) and home runs (5). He even started five games of the World Series that fall and he hit .400 with 2 doubles, a triple, 4 runs, and 6 RBI. Most of that damage was done in game three when he went 4-4, drove in 4 runs, and was a home run away from the cycle.

'81 Donruss Tracker: 157/100

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