Barry Larkin was born and raised in Cincinnati and played ball at Archbishop Moeller High School. The Reds drafted him out of high school in 1982, but Larkin opted to play ball at the University of Michigan. Three years later the Reds made him the fourth overall pick and he played his entire career in the Reds organization. Being the hometown boy undoubtedly helped Larkin with the unenviable task of replacing another lifelong Reds legend, Davey Concepion.
Larkin was the National League MVP in 1995, a year in which he led the National League with 51 stolen bases and was caught stealing less than 9% of the time. It was the first of two consecutive years in which he scored the hat trick of winning a Gold Glove, a Silver Slugger, and making the National League All Star team. All told, Larkin played in 12 All Star Games, won 9 Silver Sluggers and 3 Gold Gloves. According to Baseball Reference, his offensive WAR in 1995 was second only to Craig Biggio in the National League, and he committed only 11 fielding errors, one more than Jose Vizcaino, among National League shortstops.
Here are some of the Barry Larkin 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.
- Other Baseball Hall of Fame players cards in my collection.
- Career Strikeout Rates and Hall of Fame Membership
- 1990 Reds, World Series Champions
Score 1991 Cooperstown
Score 1990 Dream Team
Fleer 1990 League Standouts
Score 1991 Dream Team
Pepsi Card 1991
Fleer Ultra 1995 Top Glove Award – MVP Season!!
Upper Deck 1996 Award Winner – MVP
Donruss Studio 1998
Skybox Premium 1999
Skybox Dominion 2000 – check out the stash!