Miguel Cabrera – Twice the King?

Posted on August 20th, 2013 by Matt

It had been 45 years since Carl Yastrzemski and the last Triple Crown to be achieved in baseball when Miguel Cabrera reached the feat for the Detroit Tigers in 2012. Incredibly, he is having an even better season in 2013 and just might reach that staggering mark for the second consecutive year. If he can hit a few more home runs, and get Chris ‘Crush’ Davis to slow down a bit, Cabrera could find himself in even more rarefied air.

With all of the accomplishments that Cabrera has had in Detroit, it is easy to forget that his career started with the then-Florida Marlins a decade ago. While he has always been an impressive hitter, his career didn’t hit another gear until he landed in Motor City. In the last four seasons, he has only had one with an OPS of under 1.000, and that was in the Triple Crown year of 2012 when he posted a .999!Miguel Cabrera-Florida Marlins

What makes Cabrera such a standout at the plate? Well, just about everything. He hits for power to all fields, walks almost as much as he strikes out, and seems to come through in the clutch time after time. It surely doesn’t hurt that he has an excellent supporting cast around him in the Tigers lineup, but Cabrera could hit like a Hall of Famer on an island by himself. Considering that he is only 30 years of age currently, the numbers that he could theoretically end up with might place him as the best right handed hitter of all time. Those are big words, but that is just how good Mr. Cabrera has become in recent years.

The Early Years

In terms of collectibles, it stands to reason that his early days Florida Marlins memorabilia will be the most desired products on the market. In the last few years, Cabrera has been a superstar and his likeness has been everywhere. However, he flew somewhat under the radar with the Marlins even though they won the World Series in his rookie year. Those early cards, autographs, and more could find themselves to be worth a great deal as his career continues to he eventually ends up in Cooperstown.

The Future is Bright

Where will Miguel Cabrera head from here? There is no way to know, but nothing seems impossible for this guy. Could he hit .400 in a full season? That would seem absurd for a man with his kind of raw power, but then again he is hitting a career best .360 at the moment with no signs of slowing down. I wouldn’t bet on a .400 season from Cabrera – but then again, I wouldn’t have bet on back to back Triple Crowns, and that just might happen.

For Miguel Cabrera fans and collectors, finding early years pieces will be the best way to build value in a collection and round out the whole picture of his career. He spent almost five full seasons in Florida before moving on to Detroit, yet his time with the Tigers is what will make him a legend. Make sure to find a good selection of Florida Marlins collectibles to go with your Tigers collection and you will have a Cabrera collection worth bragging about.



Miguel Cabrera game used baseball career home run #439 9/5/16 Tigers MVP picture
Miguel Cabrera game used baseball career home run #439 9/5/16 Tigers MVP
$4000.0


Miguel Cabrera 9th inning game tying HR game used jersey Detroit Tigers MLB auth picture
Miguel Cabrera 9th inning game tying HR game used jersey Detroit Tigers MLB auth
$3999.99


 MIGUEL CABRERA 2000 TOPPS TRADED TTA40 AUTO VERY RARE  SUBS 2 10'S BGS 9.5 picture
MIGUEL CABRERA 2000 TOPPS TRADED TTA40 AUTO VERY RARE SUBS 2 10'S BGS 9.5
$3999.0


2006 UD SWEET SPOT SIGNATURES * BAT BARREL * MIGUEL CABRERA 'S BEST CARD 1/1 picture
2006 UD SWEET SPOT SIGNATURES * BAT BARREL * MIGUEL CABRERA 'S BEST CARD 1/1
$3998.0


Miguel Cabrera Tigers 2000 Topps Traded #TTA40 Rookie Card Rc BGS 9.5 Gem Mint  picture
Miguel Cabrera Tigers 2000 Topps Traded #TTA40 Rookie Card Rc BGS 9.5 Gem Mint
$3495.0


2000 Topps Traded  Miguel Cabrera Rookie Auto BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Auto 10 picture
2000 Topps Traded Miguel Cabrera Rookie Auto BGS 9.5 Gem Mint Auto 10
$3450.0


2000 Topps Traded Miguel Cabrera ROOKIE BGS 9.5 AUTO 10 *PRISTINE CENTERING* picture
2000 Topps Traded Miguel Cabrera ROOKIE BGS 9.5 AUTO 10 *PRISTINE CENTERING*
$3249.99


Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers Game Used Jersey 2015 MLB Authenticated picture
Miguel Cabrera Detroit Tigers Game Used Jersey 2015 MLB Authenticated
$3200.0


Miguel Cabrera Onyx PSA/DNA Guar Game Used Autographed Cleats 12 Tigers TC MVP picture
Miguel Cabrera Onyx PSA/DNA Guar Game Used Autographed Cleats 12 Tigers TC MVP
$3000.0


2000 Topps Traded Miguel Cabrera AUTO 9.5/10 picture
2000 Topps Traded Miguel Cabrera AUTO 9.5/10
$3000.0


ALL 4 PSA 10's SN 01/50+ 23/50+ 25/50+ 28/50 + 2003 MIGUEL CABRERA RC AUTOGRAPH picture
ALL 4 PSA 10's SN 01/50+ 23/50+ 25/50+ 28/50 + 2003 MIGUEL CABRERA RC AUTOGRAPH
$2999.99


Game Used Bat Miguel Cabrera ( Miggy ) picture
Game Used Bat Miguel Cabrera ( Miggy )
$2500.0


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