Barry Larkin, Cincinnati Reds MVP and Hall of Fame

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 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.

Related pages:

Topps 1987

Reds 1987 Topps Barry Larkin F
Barry Larkin Rookie Card

Topps 1988

larkin topps 88

Score 1991 Cooperstown

larkin cooperstown score 91

Score 1990 Dream Team

larkin dream team score 90

Fleer 1990 League Standouts

larkin fleer 90 league standouts

Score 1991 Dream Team

larkin dream team score 91

Pepsi Card 1991

larkin pepsi card 91

Donruss 1994

larkin donruss 94

Flair 1994

larkin flair 94

Fleer Ultra 1995 Top Glove Award – MVP Season!!

larkin fleer ultra top glove 95

Upper Deck 1996 Award Winner – MVP

larkin upper deck 95 award winner

Donruss Studio 1998

larkin donruss studio 98

Skybox Premium 1999

larkin skybox premium 99

Skybox Dominion 2000 – check out the stash!

larkin skybox dominion 2000

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