Friday, August 28, 2009
1981 Donruss, Jose Cruz
#383 Jose Cruz
Tom, of Astros Baseball Cards, got this card signed recently through the mail with the current Astros first base coach. I might have chosen to take the same route, but I did not have this card. Luckily, Tom had sent two of these cards to Jose and he signed them both. I was able to work out a trade with Tom for this Brian Williams autograph.
Unfortunately for Tom, when I sent him a short list of extra Astros that I had, he picked Brian Williams thinking that it was Brian Hunter. He realized his mistake after I had already sent the card. At least he still needed Williams, so it wasn't a total wash for him.
I just looked at Jose's career stats and learned that he retired from the game as a Yankee. I had no idea that he ever played for them.
This autograph may be the smallest one that I have. It is the complete opposite of Bert Blyleven's.
'81 Donruss Tracker: 25/100