Thursday, October 17, 2013

1981 Donruss, Barry Foote

#558 Barry Foote

Here is the Barry Foote card from the set that I was able to get signed through the mail. I originally sent this card to Barry about a year ago. But, he had apparently moved just prior to me sending the card out and it got returned to sender. So, I sat on the card until March and sent it out to his current address. He signed this card and one other in three weeks on the second attempt.

Barry played in the Major Leagues for ten seasons with the Expos, Phillies, Cubs, and Yankees. He was mainly used as a backup catcher, though he was a starter for the Expos early in his career. He was a .230 hitter who hit 57 home runs and drove in 230 RBI for his career.

Barry played some solid baseball early in his career. In his rookie season, he lead the league in sac flies and assists by a catcher. The following two seasons, he lead the league in double plays turned by a catcher. But, by 1978, he was leading the league in errors by a catcher. He did hit a career high 16 home runs that season, though.

'81 Donruss Tracker: 167/100

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