Monday, May 17, 2010

1981 Donruss, Jim Sundberg

#385 Jim Sundberg

Here is the next in line on the '81 Donruss trek. It is Jim Sunberg, the starting catcher for the '85 Royals World Championship team. I sent this card to Jim on the fifth of this month and I got it back a week later.

Jim was one of the guys I missed at Royals Fanfest this year. So, when I saw that he has been signing TTM recently, I had to hit him up. He's supposed to be in Kansas City on Saturday when the Royals celebrate the 25th anniversary of their lone championship. They are hosting the Willie Wilson Classic that day and it is going to be a softball game between some of the '85 Royals and '85 Cardinals. I thought about just saving the card for then, but I didn't do too well at last year's Classic and the mail seemed like the better bet.

Jim has an unusual or mordern-looking signature for a guy that played in the '70s and '80s. Most of the guys from that era have a fairly readable signature, but that is not the case with Jim. He just has a bunch of loops and the signature reminds me a lot of Kyle Snyder's.

'81 Donruss Tracker: 65/100


Anonymous said...

It kinda reminds me of Pete Incaviglia's signature, just because I can't make out much of anything from either one. ;)

Play at the Plate said...

I tried to get Sunny's auto after the Rangers game last week. I had some of his and Mark McLemore's cards, but security ran us off because of the 12 inning game and a late post game show.

Anonymous said...

I'm trying to get all the '85 Royals Topps signed. Sundberg is next on my list. I'm wondering if the address here is the one you had success with?
Thanks -- great blog.