Saturday, March 7, 2009

1981 Donruss, John Wathan

#221 John Wathan

Here is a card that I got signed at Fanfest in January. John (like most of the Royals alumni) signed all three cards for me. And, of course, if I have a 1981 Donruss card of a player, it is going to be one of the ones that I get signed.

I know that most of the photos for this set were taken in one of the Chicago ballparks. This one wasn't taken at Comiskey. Wrigley Wax did a couple of posts about this set and mentioned that some of the photos were taken at Milwaukee County Stadium. Does anyone know if that is County Stadium in the background?

Another thing that I notice about this card is the way the positions are listed. CAT? What's wrong with just a C? 1-B and O-F? What's up with the hyphens? Donruss is in its infancy here and it is almost amazing that they lasted as long as they have.

Like John Mayberry, I had one card signed by Wathan prior to this years Fanfest. I got it signed at the same event where I got the Mayberry card signed. I even posted those two cards on the same day.


Wrigley Wax said...

That picture was taken at Exhibition Stadium in Toronto. The covered outfield seats are a big hint.

zman40 said...

Wow, an Exhibition Stadium photo in '81 Donruss. I didn't even think about County not having covered seats. I first thought that it might have been Tiger Stadium until I saw the opening in centerfield.

Thanks for setting me straight.

Wrigley Wax said...

No problem!