Sunday, February 21, 2010
1981 Donruss, Tony LaRussa
#402 Tony LaRussa
Here is the next '81 Donruss- an old-school Tony LaRussa as the White Sox manager. Tony managed the Sox from 1979 to 1986, winning the division once in 1983.
I sent this card off to Tony with a week left in the regular season last year. I got it back last week. I was a little worried about it since I had written to Tony in Spring Training last year and had much faster results. I guess that he had some things to take care of during the off-season and he waited until the last minute to catch up on the TTMs. I now have a card signed by him as a Cardinal and a White Sock. I need to find a card of him from his playing days and send that and an A's manager card to get signed this year.
I like the jersey that Tony is wearing on this card. I had no idea that the Sox were using that logo in 1980. I thought that they went to that logo when they added red to their color scheme.
So far, Tony has the smallest signature I have seen for this set. He just barely beat out Jose Cruz.
'81 Donruss Tracker: 49/100