Kirby Puckett Autographs, Memorabilia & Collectibles
Died: March 6, 2006 in Phoenix, Arizona
Born March 14, 1960, Chicago, Illinois
Died March 6, 2006, Phoenix, Arizona
First Game: May 8, 1984; Final Game: September 28, 1995
Bat: Right Throw: Right Height: 5' 8" Weight: 178
Selected to the Hall of Fame in 2001
Named All-Star Game Most Valuable Player (1993)
Named AL League Championship Series Most Valuable Player (1991)
Named outfielder on The Sporting News AL All-Star Team (1986 to 1989, 1992 and 1994)
Won AL Gold Glove as outfielder (1986 to 1989 and 1991 to 1992)
Named outfielder on The Sporting News AL Silver Slugger Team (1986 to 1989, 1992 and 1994)
This article was written by Stew Thornley and is presented in part, courtesy of the Society for American Baseball Research
On his way to the big leagues, he outshined his teammates every step of the way. Once in the majors, he quickly established himself as one of the legends in Minnesota Twins' history, taking his place with stars like Harmon Killebrew and Rod Carew. His image as a player and a person was sterling throughout his career, although his reputation became tarnished by allegations of abusive behavior after his playing days, which ended prematurely because of an eye disease.
Kirby Puckett was made for baseball, and, it seems, baseball was made for him. It was baseball that Puckett clung to as he beat the lure of crime and drugs in the projects of South Chicago, where he had grown up, the youngest of nine children of Catherine and William Puckett.
Puckett was born March 14, 1960. However, throughout his playing career, his birth year was listed as 1961, making it appear that Puckett was a year younger than he really was. Often playing with kids several years older, Puckett learned his craft in makeshift ball games on the asphalt and hard dirt fields that surrounded the housing project. He didn't play a baseball game on a grass diamond until he was a teenager, two years after the Puckett family had moved out of the projects.
KIRBY PUCKETT. Baseball signed: "Kirby Puckett/HOF 2001". Rawlings official American League baseball, Gene A. Budig, President. Signed on the sweet spot. Kirby Puckett, one of the most popular baseball players of all time, played his entire career (1984-1995) with the Minnesota Twins. read more...
Sale Price $935.00
KIRBY PUCKETT Rawlings Official American League Baseball signed by the Hall of Famer, encased in PSA Sports cube with authentication label and an overall grade of 9. Baseball signed "Kirby Puckett" in blue ink. 2½-inch diameter baseball. Rawlings Official American League baseball, Gene A. Budig, President. read more...
Sale Price $935.00
KIRBY PUCKETT American League baseball signed on the sweet spot Baseball signed: "Kirby Puckett". Rawlings Official American League Baseball, Bobby Brown, President, signed on the sweet-spot. read more...
Sale Price $850.00
KIRBY PUCKETT Signed copy of his book I LOVE THIS GAME! Book signed: "Kirby Puckett", 6½x9¾, 238 pages. New York: A HarperCollins Publishers Book, 1993. First edition, first printing. Hardcover with dust jacket. Signed on the half-title page in black ink. read more...
Sale Price $743.75
KIRBY PUCKETT He signs a typed letter of agreement (1999) concerning use of his name and photo image in a publication called Great World Series Moments Documentary Letter signed: "Kirby Puckett", 1 page, 8½x11. New York, N.Y., 1999 April 16. On letterhead of PSP Sports Marketing. read more...
Sale Price $488.75
KIRBY PUCKETT Mini 16-inch Louisville Slugger Hall of Fame bat, signed in blue felt tip on the barrel Miniature Baseball Bat signed: "Kirby Puckett". Miniature 16-inch Louisville Slugger baseball bat engraved with the Baseball Hall of Fame logo, signed in blue felt tip on the barrel. read more...
Sale Price $488.75
KIRBY PUCKETT Signed 3½x5½ color photo, with printed message to "Dear Twins Fan" on verso Printed Photograph signed: "Kirby Puckett". Color , 3½x5½. Printed message on verso. read more...
Sale Price $288.00
HALL OF FAME BASEBALL - AUTOGRAPH CO-SIGNED BY: CARLTON "PUDGE" FISK, DAVE WINFIELD, WADE BOGGS, PHIL "KNUCKSIE" NIEKRO, PAUL MOLITOR, BOBBY DOERR, CARL "YAZ" YASTRZEMSKI, EARL WEAVER, MONTE IRVIN, FERGUSON JENKINS, TOM "TOM TERRIFIC" SEAVER, KIRBY PUCKETT - HFSID 285693BASEBALL HALL OF FAME 14x11 canvas with official Hall of Fame emblem, signed in blue ink by 11 players and one manager enshrined there between 1973 and 2005 Signatures: read more...
Sale Price $510.00