Wednesday, September 23, 2009
1981 Donruss, Butch Hobson
#542 Butch Hobson
Here is the last '81 Donruss card, for now. As soon as I get another one, it will be the post of the day.
This card is another one from Paul. Butch is the manager of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. It seems kind of strange that a former Major League manager would be managing in the independent leagues, but I know that it is not the first time that it has happened. I hope that he still dreams of one day getting back to the Majors, too.
This card is interesting in that it pictures Butch in a Red Sox uniform, but lists him as an Angel. It appears that Butch was traded to California in the off-season, before the set came out. Rather than doing a Topps-like airbrush, Donruss just decided to list the current team with an old photo- a practice still used by Upper Deck. I like the idea, but I could imagine that it might have been a little confusing for a kid collecting in 1981 that was so used to Topps.
'81 Donruss Tracker: 33/100