Friday, March 3, 2017
1981 Donruss, Jon Matlack
#266 Jon Matlack
This is the second card of Jon Matlack that I have posted on here. I posted the first one about four years ago and it can be seen here. That one was a card that I redeemed through the Topps Diamond Giveaway. Unfortunately, I did not own this card at the time or I would have sent it along with that one and posted it four years ago. I am not exactly sure how I acquired this card, but I most likely bought it since I am too lazy to post an '81 Donruss want list on here.
When I sent that first card to Jon in 2012, it came back "return to sender". I waited a bit and resent it to the same address and I got it back the second time. That time, I mailed the card to Texas and I got it back from New York. When it was time to send this card out, I could not find Jon's address. Luckily, Ryan from The Great Orioles Autograph Project, hooked me up with Jon's new New York address and I got this card, and one other, signed in eight days.
Jon spent the second half of his career pitching for Texas. Through six seasons, Jon logged just 200+ innings twice and ended up finishing up his career mostly pitching out of the bullpen. He had two double digit win seasons as a Ranger and finished his time in Texas with a 43-45 record with 3 saves and a 3.41 ERA.
'81 Donruss Tracker: #199