Monday, July 1, 2013

1981 Donruss, Stan Papi

#246 Stan Papi

This is the card of Stan Papi that I got signed through the mail in March. I sent this card to him at the beginning of that month and I had it back two weeks later.

Stan played parts of six seasons in the Major Leagues. He saw time with the Cardinals, Expos, Red Sox, and Tigers. He was a utility player that could play anywhere in the infield, though seeing him at first was rare. The most games that he ever got into in a single season was 67 with the Expos in 1978. That season, he hit .230 with 11 RBI and had career highs with 11 doubles and 15 runs. For his career, Stan was a .218 hitter with 7 home runs and 51 RBI.

Older Boston fans remember Stan Papi as the guy they got in return for the Spaceman, Bill Lee. A .218 hitter for a three time 17 game winner. Sure, Bill's best years were behind him, but it still seems like Montreal got the better part of that trade.

'81 Donruss Tracker: 128/100

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