So, it has now been 10 years since my favorite player has appeared in a baseball card set. This is pretty ridiculous given the fact that he was basically the best player on the Cardinals for the majority of the 1990's and ranks highly in several categories among the Cardinals all-time offensive leaders. A quick check of Baseball Reference shows that Ray Lankford's similar batter during his career was Kirk Gibson. Other names on the list include Raul Mondesi, Larry Doby, and Eric Davis. While he his career has one less dramatic World Series home run than Gibson, he is probably not seen by many fans as being in the Hall of Good Category.
I was excited to see this card released with the 2012 Topps Archives set.
2012 Topps Archives Ray Lankford Autograph