June 19, 2016

Growing My Tim Krumrie Collection

To go along with my favorite baseball players from around the Eau Claire, Wisconsin area (Andy Pafko, Burleigh Grimes, Brad Radke, Jordan Zimmermann) there are also a few football players as well (Jim Leonhard, Bill Schroeder) including former Cincinnati Bengals nose tackle Tim Krumrie.

Krumrie played for the Bengals his entire career from 1983 to 1994. Originally, Krumrie is from Mondovi, WI and was an all-star wrestler winning the state title in the heavyweight category. As a Wisconsin Badger, he led the team in tackles all four of his seasons becoming the university's all-time leader at his graduation.

The Bengals drafted him in the 10th round in the 1983 draft and Krumrie became one of the best nose tackles in the league. He was selected as an All-Pro in 1987 and 1988 however during the Bengals' appearance in Super Bowl XXIII he broke his leg in two places.

You can find Krumrie's rookie card in 1988 Topps although he does have a sticker in the 1987 Topps sticker set that pre-dates his proper rookie.





Here are a few more Krumrie cards from my collection. His most valuable card is probably found in the refractor version of his 1993 Topps Finest card which I am still on the lookout for. 




1 comment:

John Bateman said...

In the summer of 1990, I paid the absurd amount at the time of $1 for a 1990 Fleer Tim Krumrie at a flea market. A card dealer at a flea market had just a few of the 1990 Fleer cards that just came out and no one else had them. It was the first time I ever paid a $1 for a common card. I have never forgotten it. Now I pay $1 for common cards all the time on ebay.