Thursday, March 7, 2013
770th Place - Jose Nunez
1988 was the first year I had any sort of disposable income dedicated to buying baseball cards. As a result, I bought a ton of them. Topps, Donruss, Score, Fleer - you name it, I spent my meager allowance on it. I loved those cards, commons and stars alike. I still have many of their images seared in my head.
When I was ranking this Topps set, I had absolutely no memory or recollection of Jose Nunez.
This card could be a complete fabrication, a mock-up of a fake player. As near as I can tell, it's his only Topps card ever made. Upper Deck caught him in a Cubs uniform for their 1991 set, but that doesn't ring any bells for me either.
Jose Nunez, you are a blip on the radar of baseball's timeline. But at least you're a blip! And if Wikipedia is accurate, you provided Peter Gammons a pretty funny anecdote in spring training back in 1988.