Friday, April 5, 2013

756th Place - Doug Jones

Card #293

I distinctly remember watching games as a kid and how broadcasters would go on and on about how Doug Jones had spent so many years bouncing around the minors until finally getting a real chance in the pros.  Sure enough, he didn't really stick until 1987, when he was thirty years old.  1988 would be his breakout year.  He saved 37 games and recorded a 2.27 E.R.A. while doing it.

If I'm not mistaken, this is Jones' rookie card.  If I'm not mistaken, it looks terrible.  I will not, however, blame that on a lack of charisma.  Jones had one of the coolest cards I remember collecting as a kid:

Take a long, hard look at this Score pic, Topps.  Shame on you for your laziness. 

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