Same Card, Different Paths – Card #4
1981 Topps – Card #302 – AKA – ‘The Fernando Valenzuela Rookie Card’
Jack Perconte – A 7-year veteran that played for 4 different teams, Perconte had a tough time remaining in the starting line-up for any of the teams he suited up for. But when he did stay on the field, he excelled. In 1984 Perconte played in 155 games. And that year he hit .294 while collecting 180 hits and scoring 93 runs while striking out just 47 times in 688 plate appearances.
Mike Scioscia – Hmmm… Better player or coach? Scioscia played for the LA Dodgers for 13 years and was a solid member of the team. Never the star, Scioscia still earned 2 trips to the All-star game due to his consistently well-rounded play. As the manager of the LA Angels, he won the World Series in 2002.
Fernando Valenzuela – ‘Fernando-Mania’ was born in 1981 when Valenzuela debuted for the Dodgers at the young age of 20. In that season, Fernando was An All-Star, a Gold Glove winner, The Rookie of the Year, The Cy Young Award winner, and he also finished 5th in the MVP ballots. With an incredible run in LA, Valenzuela was a 6-time All-star, and finished in the Top 5 for the CY Young award 3 times(besides his win). Valenzuela was 173-153 during his career and he won the World Series with the Dodgers in 1981.
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I received 4 packs of 1990 Donruss in the contest I won on the Autographed Cards blog.
Here are the results from Pack #2
Greg Briley, Chris Carpenter, Ed Whiston, Mike Fitzgerald, Dave West, Mike Scioscia, Alejandro Pena, Paul Molitor, Dwight Smith, Danny Tartabull, Tim Leary, Howard Johnson, Norm Charlton, Eric Hetzel, Gary Thurman, and a Diamond King Checklist.
I was thrilled to see a Dwight Smith card hiding in this pack. It’s been a long time since his successful debut with the Cubs in 1989!!!
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After receiving these cards, I couldn’t resist putting more cards in the mail with the hopes of receiving a few back autographed.
So off I went to the Post Office and the Grocery Store to stock up on stamps and envelopes.
And out these went today….
The guys: Kent Hrbek, Jim Abbott, Joe Carter, Chili Davis, Eric Davis, Fernando Valenzuela, Bobby Bonilla, Whitey Herzog, Shawon Dunston, Orel Hershiser, Todd Zeile, Bucky Dent, Willie Randolph, Mike Scioscia, Willie McGee, Ron Cey, Mike Greenwell, Harold Reynolds, Robin Ventura, and Tony Perez.
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