Sometimes though we forget about the history.
That's where the cardboard insider comes in. The job of the Cardboard Insider is to reveal how my favorite player, Andrew McCutchen, connects to the game's rich history.
I have to be completely honest, prior to looking at the back of this card, I had never heard of Charlie "Piano Legs" Hickman.
(The front of the card will be shown at the bottom along with a recap of the game)
Considered to be a utility player, Piano Legs was one of the original pitcher/hitter players. Playing before Babe Ruth and Shoehei Otani, Ol'Piano Legs hit 59 homeruns and won 10 games in his career.
Luis "Gonzo" Gonzalez might be one of the most underrated players of the 90s and early 2000s.
In addition to having the most memorable hit in Diamondbacks history, Gonzo also accumulated 51.5WAR, 5 All-Star appearances, and is on a who's who list of players with over 300HR/300SB, 500 doubles, 2500hits. That list is pretty exclusive and includes names like Bonds, Mays, Rodriguez.
If so, do some research and you may find it very interesting to learn more about the history of the game.