Grand Cards: No Small Feat

Monday, August 10, 2009

No Small Feat

Despite an otherwise pedestrian 1-4 day (with a walk), Curtis Granderson nabbed his 20th stolen base of the season, giving him his second 20-20 season of his short career. In so doing, Granderson joins Kirk Gibson(4 times) and Alan Trammell (twice) as the only other players in the history of the Detroit Tigers Franchise to go 20-20 in more than one season. This is all the more notable considering that the Tigers have the fewest steals and fourth fewest attempts in the American League. David Mayo of the Grand Rapids Press runs it down and looks at the prospect of a 30-30 season, which would be the first in Tigers history.

To commemorate, a pair of recent acquisitions to highlight the feat. First you get the steals...
2008 Topps Stadium Club #6 Curtis Granderson First Day Issue

Then you get the power...

2009 Topps TTT43 Curtis Granderson Toppstown Gold

I wouldn't mind if Granderson piles on the numbers to end up on the 2010 version of this card either.
2009 Upper Deck #437 Detroit Tigers Team Leaders

1 comment:

  1. it looked for a minute that he was gonna lead the team in hr's, but thankfully cabrera has seemed to find his stroke.