Rickey Henderson, Hall of Fame & MVP

Rickey Henderson was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame in 2009 following a 25 year career. He was voted American League MVP in 1990, received the Silver Slugger award 3 times, and a Gold Glove. He played in 2 World Series and 10 All-Star games. He holds the MLB record with 1,406 stolen bases. He is a member of the 3,000 hit club with 3,055 and has a career WAR rating of 110.8 It is puzzling that Henderson did not receive any votes for Rookie of the Year in 1979. John Castino of the Minnesota Twins and Alfredo Griffin of the Toronto Blue Jays shared that award.

Henderson’s 1990 MVP Season consisted of leading the majors with an On Base Percentage of .439, 21 points better than Lenny Dykstra, and in On-Base Plus Slugging with a phenomenal 1.016, 46 points better than Barry Bonds. He finished second in the majors to Cecil Fielder with a Slugging Percentage of .577, and second to Vince Coleman with 65 Stolen Bases. He was second in AL Batting Average behind George Brett by just 4 points at .325.

According to Baseball Reference, Rickey Henderson finished his career with a WAR rating of 110.8.

Here are some of the Rickey Henderson cards that I currently have in inventory. Send an email message to BigBubbo@yahoo.com about any cards you wish to purchase or talk trade. I personally collect Bob Gibson, Roberto Clemente, Tom Seaver, St. Louis Cardinals – especially from the 60’s, 1969 and 1986 New York Mets, and 1985 Kansas City Royals.

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Dream Team – Score 1991

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Stolen Base Leaders – Upper Deck 1991 – Rickey and Lou Brock

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Topps Bazooka 1990

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Topps 1992 Record Breaker – I have one card in gold.

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Topps 1987

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Topps 1988

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Author: Big Bubbo

I wear and have worn several different hats over the course of my life: minister, librarian, college administrator, college professor, entrepreneur, researcher, and technology enthusiast. I like to write, explore, bike, cook, watch baseball, and much more. The days are filled!

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