|LOTS OF GREAT PLAYERS, AMAZING STATS AND INTERESTING STORIES.|
HALL OF FAMERS
FINEST OF THE NINE
- Based on raw stats, it has to be #52 Rafael Palmeiro and his 569 homers, 1,835 RBI and 3,020 hits. Based on integrity, it has to be #46 Jim Abbott and his resiliency to overcome a disability to not only make it to the majors but thrive. Integrity always outweighs raw inflated stats at The Cardboard Examiner.
- Finest in only that it exposed another lying-cheat athlete, go with Palmeiro failing his drug test on Aug. 1, 2005, and earning a much-deserved scarlet letter.
DESIGNED TO THE NINES
- There's something about #49 Mitch Williams' contorted face that draws me into his card, reminding me of his brutal delivery and Hell's Angels persona. The card might not aesthetically be the best, but it accurately represents the player.