Spanning 12 years of MLB, a Kirby Puckett rookie card is a nice piece of recent history. An autographed 1985 Donruss Kirby Puckett Rookie Card with a mint grade fetches a price as high as $185.
The price of a Kirby Puckett rookie card is determined by a few factors. The condition of the card or cards is vital to its value. The better the condition the more the Kirby Puckett rookie card is worth. Scarcity also a determining factor when figuring out how much a Kirby Puckett rookie card is worth. Like condition, scarcity can make a big difference when it comes to pricing.
Best and Most Valuable Kirby Puckett Rookie Card- 1984 Fleer Update #93 Kirby Puckett. This is also his most expensive rookie card.
Kirby Puckett Bio-
This Chicago born centerfielder was a first round draft pick in 1982 by the Minnesota Twins. In his first Major game, he was four for five while playing against the California Angles and in his first year, hit .296 while coming in as fourth in the AL for singles. Just two years after being drafted Puckett had established himself as a serious player with outstanding abilities.
That same year, his .328 batting average earned him a place in the All-Star Game and because of his increased performance on defense, he was the Gold Glove Award recipient. Puckett spent his entire baseball career with the Twins and remains the team’s all-time leader for career hits but also runs, total bases, and doubles. In fact, when he retired, a .318 career batting average was the highest in the AL for a right-handed batter, surpassing Joe DiMaggio’s earlier record. Additionally, he had a record 1,000 hits in his first full seasons, making him the fourth player to achieve that but he also had a record 2,000 hits during the first ten full seasons.
Unfortunately, upon developing glaucoma in his eye at age 35, he was forced to retire but by 2001, he was inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame, the first year he was eligible. Sadly, Puckett had a stroke in 2006 at the age of 41, which took his life. With so many accomplishments and being a highly respected MLB player, buying a Kirby Puckett rookie card online through sites such as eBay is an excellent investment.
Teams Kirby Puckett has Played For- Minnesota Twins
Top 3 Kirby Puckett Rookie Cards- These are some of the best Kirby Puckett Rookie cards and some of his most expensive.
1984 Fleer Update #93 Kirby Puckett
1985 Donruss #438 Kirby Puckett
1985 Fleer #286 Kirby Puckett