Sunday, June 6, 2010
1987 Donruss, Jim Sundberg
#280 Jim Sunberg
This is the second card that I sent to Jim, along with his '81 Donruss card, in April. I figured that if I was going to send a card to the catcher on the Royals lone championship team, I had better include a Royals card as well.
The funny thing about Jim's tenure in Kansas City is that it was so short. He only played there for two seasons and hit hit under .250 in both. But, to this day, he is still remembered by most Royal fans as the catcher on the '85 championship team. I guess he went to the right spot at the right time when he was traded to the Royals from the Brewers.
Jim won five straight Gold Glove awards from 1976 to 1981.