Tuesday, July 26, 2011
1979 Topps, Paul Dade
#13 Paul Dade
Here is the next Million Card Giveaway TTM success. This one features the former Angel, Indian, and Padre, Paul Dade. I wish that the Million Card Giveaway site was still up and running so that I can see what card it took for me to land this beauty. Once I saw that he signed TTM, I knew I had to have this card just because of that fantastic Indians uniform. I doubt that I have a card that features that uni and I know I don't a have a signed card of one. But, now I do, and it is spectacular. The only thing that could have made this card any better is if Paul would have included his jersey number with his signature. He wore 00 while with the Tribe. That would have been another first for me.
Paul played in the Majors for parts of six seasons. He only got into a hundred or more games twice in his career and that was with Cleveland in 1977 and a season split between Cleveland and San Diego in 1979. With the Indians in '77, Paul put up career numbers in hits, RBI, and average. Then in his split season, he had career highs in doubles, home runs, and stolen bases. He would only play one more season in the Majors after that and he hit .189 in just 53 at-bats.
I sent this card to Paul on January 15 and I got it back February 7.