Saturday, February 20, 2010
1981 Donruss, Doug DeCinces
#352 Doug DeCinces
I know I said that I was going to start some 2000 cards today, but that is not the case. I kind of hit a mini-milestone today on the '81 Donruss front, so I figured that I would got over those before I begin a new year.
Todays card is of Doug DeCinces. Ryan, from the Great Oriole Autograph Project, sent this card my way a couple of weeks ago. Somehow, he discovered that he had a double of this card. He asked if I needed it and then sent it over. Thanks, Ryan!
I was a little amazed when I saw this card. When I started collecting cards, Doug was with the Angels and that was the only team I ever associated him with. I had no clue that he spent most of his career in Baltimore.
In 1982, his first season in Anaheim, Doug had a career year. He hit .301 with 30 dingers and 97 RBI, all career highs. He was rewarded for his performance with a All Star team selection, the only one he ever recieved. He went 0-1 in the game, but at least he got into it.
So, here is number 48. Thanks, again, Ryan!
'81 Donruss Tracker: 48/50