In a way, no one should be surprised about Carl Crawford’s hot 2009 start. After all, this is a guy who has led the American League in stolen bases four out of the past six years. Still, there’s nothing more exciting than a player making a run at a 100 stolen base season, even if he is on the disappointing Tampa Bay Rays.
The 100-stolen base mark has only been reached twenty times in the history of the game, last accomplished over twenty years ago by Vince Coleman. It should be noted that Crawford has never stolen more than 59 bases in his previous seven years in the Majors.
Carl Crawford’s two most popular rookie cards come in the form of a 1999 Bowman Chrome and a much more sought after 1999 Topps Traded certified autograph. On eBay, the non-graded cards have been selling as high as $40 dollars and sometimes as low as under $30.
Do you think Carl Crawford will steal 100 bases this season?