Sunday, February 19, 2017

1981 Donruss, Johnny Grubb

#148 Johnny Grubb

Here is the Johnny Grubb card that I got signed through the mail in 2013. This card took one whole week to make it back home to me. This card was sent along with his Pacific Senior League card that I posted almost three years ago. That one can be seen here.

Johnny must have been a super-stud in high school and college. He has the distinction of being drafted four times in a three year span. The Red Sox originally drafted him in the third round of the 1969 draft. Then the Reds took a flyer on him in the secondary phase of that draft. The Braves then drafted him the next year in the secondary phase before the Padres nabbed him in the first round of the '71 draft. Johnny signed with San Diego.

Johnny played in the Majors for sixteen season with the Padres, Indians, Rangers, and Tigers. He pretty much saw it all at the Major League level, making an All Star team early on with the Padres and then winning a World Series with the Tigers towards the end of his career. Throughout that time, Johnny hit .278 and racked up 99 home runs and 475 RBI.

'81 Donruss Tracker: #191

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