Thursday, February 4, 2010
1984 Donruss, Joe Beckwith
#337 Joe Beckwith
Here is another autograph from the '85 World Championship Royals team. Prior to Fanfest, I didn't really know who Joe Beckwith was. I vaguely remembered his 1986 Topps card, but that was about it. But, after being at Fanfest, I still don't really know much about Joe.
I know that they Royals either didn't use him or left him off of the '85 ALCS roster since he didn't appear in any of the games against the Blue Jays. He did get into one game in the World Series, though, and that was game four. He entered the game in the sixth inning to relieve Bud Black and pitched two scoreless innings of one hit ball with three strikeouts. That and two appearances for the Dodgers in the 1983 NLCS sums up Joe's post-season career.
I got this card from checkoutmycards.com.
On a side note, can anyone tell me why '84 Donruss cards are so hard to come by (or at least more expensive)?