Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Card of Week: 1981 Topps Kirk Gibson

I am going to show off some of my Spartan pride and mention that MSU is Rose Bowl bound and Big Ten Champions.

1981 Topps
One of the stars of a past MSU Big Ten title team is Kirk Gibson.  Gibson was an All American wide receiver of the 1978 team.   MSU did not play in the Rose Bowl because they had to sit it out due to being on probation from the NCAA.
Gibson ended up being drafted in seventh round in the NFL draft by the St. Louis Cardinals.  He fell in the draft mostly because of his baseball career.  He played one year of baseball where he hit .390 16 home runs and 52 RBIs in 48 games.  He was drafted in the first round by Detroit Tigers and had a fine MLB career winning two World Series titles.
His son, Cam, is a current member of MSU's baseball team. 

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