Rick Wilkins, 1992 Upper Deck

Name: Rick Wilkins
Team: Chicago Cubs
Position: Catcher
Value of card: A piece of chalk
Key 1991 stat: 92 times stepped on
Excellent plate coverage: There are catchers who block the plate, and then there was Rick Wilkins. Any time a play began to develop at home, Wilkins would belly-flop across the dish and wait for the throw home. Once it came, he would hold the ball high in the air, growling at the runner and cursing his mother's name. Opponents, unable to touch home, would either have to sneak a hand in under Wilkins' crotch or stomp on the small of his back until he rolled over, bleeding and semi-conscious. Most chose the latter, ending Wilkins' career after two injury-plagued seasons.


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