Saturday, February 9, 2013
1979 Topps, Barry Bonnell
#496 Barry Bonnell
This is another card that I got signed through the mail, though I did not unlock the card on the Topps Diamond Giveaway. I was going to send Barry his '81 Donruss card to sign for me and then I noticed that he had this card, too. So, I bought this card from checkoutmycards and the reason why I did that is because I love the late '70s Braves jersey that Barry is sporting on it. It really is a unique jersey and, luckily for Braves fans, one that was only worn for four seasons.
I sent this card to Barry right after Thanksgiving and I had it back about three weeks later.
Barry played for the Braves, Blue Jays, and Mariners during his ten year Major League career. He played in 100 or more games in seven of his ten seasons and, for his career, he was a .272 hitter with 56 home runs and 355 RBI. His best season probably came in 1980 with the Jays when he had career highs in home runs (13), RBI (56), and walks (37).
Of the fifty pitchers that Barry hit home runs off of, he had the most off of the knuckle ball throwing Charlie Hough.