Known as a solid player with a big heart, a Barry Larkin rookie card is worth owning. Now retired, Larkin had a great career as a shortstop for the Cincinnati Reds starting in 1986. In 1988, he struck out only 24 times in 588 times at bat, making him a leader for all major leagues. Then in 1990, a batting average of .353 helped the Reds win the 1990 World Series against the Oakland Athletics. Barry Larkin was voted Most Valuable Player in 1995 with a .319 batting average and helped his team earn the central division title, as well as the National League Championship Series. Along with 1996 came his career-high 33 home runs, followed by being named the captain of the Reds prior to the 1997 season. When Barry and his brother Stephen played the same infield during a 1998 game it was the first time in Major League Baseball history that two brothers were on the field simultaneously. Scheduled to retire in 2004, Larkin almost changed his mind, causing the ceremony to be canceled but ultimately, he and his #11 jersey retired from baseball. A Barry Larkin rookie card is easy to find online through eBay, Amazon, and other sites, with the 1987 Topps MLB Rookie Card #648 in mint condition selling around $10 and the 1987 Donruss #492 Rookie Card graded PSA 10 going between $15 and $30. Barry Larkin baseball cards are outstanding investments at their current levels. The value of Barry Larkin rookie cards will continue to increase as he gets closer and closer to his Hall of Fame induction.
Best Barry Larkin Rookie Cards
1987 Topps Barry Larkin rookie card ($5)
1987 Donruss Barry Larkin rookie card ($6)
1987 Fleer Barry Larkin rookie card ($6)