Friday, July 18, 2014

1991 Score, Mike Boddicker

#45T Mike Boddicker

I believe that this is the fifth card of Mike Boddicker that I have posted on here. Like the previous four, this one was also obtained at Royals Fanfest. I got this one signed at the 2013 event.

Mike was a big acquisition for the Royals in 1991. Even though he was 34, he was coming off a 17-win season with the Red Sox. He took a big pay increase to come to Kansas City, but it unfortunately did not work out so well with the Royals. That first season, he finished 12-12 with a 4.08 ERA. He struck out only 79 batters and beaned a career high 13. In 1992, Mike started the season as a starter, but was moved to the bullpen after just two starts. He finished the season 1-4 with 3 saves and a 4.98 ERA. He was sold to the Brewers the following year.

Even though Mike's stint in Kansas City lasted only two seasons, it is awesome that he attends an occasional Fanfest. He is great to talk to and it is not uncommon to see him checking out other events going on in the convention center. I wish the Royals could get more guys there that were not lifelong Royals. A little variety is nice, especially when I go every year.

I got one other signed card of Mike from his Royals days and I must say that I like this one better.


View From the Skybox said...

Gorgeous. I wish the Royals encouraged more of the fleeting stars of the 90's or 2000's to attend these. I love Dennis Leonard and Jeff Montgomery, but it's nice to catch up with guys you haven't heard about in a while.

zman40 said...

I agree 100%