Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Ron Kittle on baseball cards

OF-DH Ron Kittle was the American League Rookie of the Year in 1983, hitting .254 with 35 HR and 100 RBI as he helped the White Sox win the AL West. Overall for his career he hit .239 with 176 HR and 460 RBI. He now makes benches out of baseball bats and bases, which can be purchased on his website RonKittle.com, where you can also read about his charitable and public speaking work. He kindly answered my questions about baseball cards.

"I do not collect cards, but have thousands of mine...gifts from others, that I use when someone mails a request to me...youngsters that is...
There is a hologram card of myself, Carlton Fisk and Tom Seaver..looks cool.

I was your typical kid..used cards to make noise on my bicycle wheels."

Thanks! I don't have that card, but here is his base card from the same set, 1986 Sportflics.

2 comments:

  1. Man... I'd love to add a signed copy of that caricature that's on his website. As for Sportflics... those were my first dive into high end products... if you could call them that. I just remember them being so expensive compared to the other companies.

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