Thursday, September 19, 2013
Before They Were Bucs: Clint Hurdle
But few fans seem to realize Hurdle was once a highly touted prospect whose major league career never really materialized. And of course he had a fairly successful sting managing the Rockies before heading to Pittsburgh.
Both these cards were signed during his time in Denver, and it was simply cool to get a card signed by a manager who I honestly had no idea had ever played in the majors. Since coming to the Steel City I have since added quite a few other Hurdle autos to my collection, including the complete run of his manager cards from Topps sets.
But I sure do like the looks of a young Clint in those KC power blues.