Thursday, July 18, 2013

1981 Donruss, Joe Nolan

#302 Joe Nolan

Next up is Joe Nolan. I sent this card to Joe at the beginning of March and I had it back in just six days.

Joe played in the Major Leagues for parts of eleven seasons with the Mets, Braves, Reds, and Orioles. He was mainly a back-up catcher throughout his career, though he did play in a majority of the Reds games during the strike-shortened 1981 season. He was a .263 career hitter who managed to hit 27 home runs and drive in 178 batters.

Since he was a part-timer, none of Joe's seasons really stand out as amazing. He did hit .309 in the 1981 season. He was traded to the Orioles after that season where he put up career highs with 6 home runs and 35 RBI. But, he only hit .233 that season

'81 Donruss Tracker: 133/100

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