Saturday, September 29, 2012
1981Donruss, Rick Cerone
#346 Rick Cerone
I know I said that I was going to be posting some vintage cards, but that was before the mailman stopped by yesterday. I got one card in the mail yesterday and it was this card. This may just look like a standard signed 1981 Donruss card to you. But, for me, this is my 100th card from the set that I got signed! I finally reached my goal of hitting the century mark. It took me five years to do, but I finally did it.
I had no idea that Rick Cerone played in the Majors for eighteen seasons. He broke in with the Indians in 1975 and he final season was spent with the Expos in 1992. Between those years, he also spent time with the Blue Jays, Yankees, Braves, Brewers, Red Sox, and Mets. His best season came in 1980 with the Yankees when he had career highs in games (147), doubles (30), home runs (14), and RBI (85).
I sent this card to Rick on the 17th of this month and got it back eleven days later.
Now, I do not know what I am going to do. I still have a couple of '81 Donruss cards out in the mail, so I am not going to just stop collecting them. I would try to get the whole set signed, but that would just be frustrating since there are a number of deceased players in the set. So, for right now at least, I am just going to bump my goal up to 200 signed cards from the set. Maybe I will hit that mark another five years from now.
'81 Donruss Tracker: 100/100