Sunday, June 9, 2013
1981 Donruss, Bruce Benedict
#208 Bruce Benedict
Next up is the Bruce Benedict card that I got signed through the mail. I sent this card to Bruce at the end of November and I had it back about ten days later.
Bruce spent his entire twelve year career with the Braves. He was their starting catcher for four seasons in the early '80s before becoming the teams back-up for the remainder of his career. Bruce made two All Star teams as a starter and got one at-bat in each game while collecting one hit in the second game. For his career, Bruce was a .242 hitter that tallied 18 home runs, two of which were grand slams. His best season came in his second All Star season in 1983. He played in a career high 134 games that season and responded with a career-high average of .298.
In college baseball news, three teams have punched their tickets to Omaha- LSU, UCLA, and Indiana. So, if you picked one of those teams, you are on the board.
'81 Donruss Tracker: 121/100