Tuesday, February 2, 2010

1981 Donruss, Dave Garcia

#442 Dave Garcia

I picked this card up in a trade last week. At Fanfest, I was able to get a card signed for the 83F Project. I emailed Scott to see if he had any signed '81 Donruss cards and he had this one. So, we made a deal. I sent him the Joe Beckwith card (which came from Night Owl's dollar store) for the Dave Garcia card. Scott got this card signed through the mail when he sent Dave the team checklist from his Fleer set to get signed.

Dave managed for six seasons in the Majors- two with the Angels and the rest with the Indians. His best finish was fifth and that was in the second half of the strike-shortened 1981 season. It looks like he was even fired from the Angles job in 1978 while he was 25-20. For his career, Dave has a managerial record of 307-310. That doesn't seem too bad considering that he managed the early '80s Indians.

Thanks for the trade Scott!

'81 Donruss Tracker: 46/100

1 comment:

Scott Mortimer said...

Thanks for the trade! I appreciate the help with the Beckwith card! Here's the 83 Fleer checklist I got signed by Dave: http://www.morthas.com/item_details.asp?ItemID=395&SubCatID=81