12 January 2009

rickey's final tribute

well, it's official. as if there were ever a doubt, rickey henderson is a hall of fame baseball player. rickey ended his major league career in 2003 with the dodgers, playing in 30 games for them after starting the season in the atlantic league. the guy loved baseball, played hard, and was as fun to watch as anyone i can think of.

upper deck issued this card of rickey in their 2004 set (topps didn't make a rickey card that year), but they didn't slap the 'final tribute' tag on it. maybe they knew that rickey would want to play again, and maybe they, like me, hoped that he would.

congratulations rickey.

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