Thursday, March 26, 2020

A Handful More Of #444

After GCRL sent me that little stack of #444 cards, I felt the impulse to once and for all, go through my boxes of cards looking to see if I had any more.
And sure enough, after days of digging, I found a few more.
1983 Donruss Bobby Clark, Angels
A #444 inside of a baseball; that's perfect.
Bobby played in two postseasons for the Angels (79 and 82), then was traded to the Brewers for Jim Slaton in 1983.

1992 Classic Best Mark Voisard, Bend Rockies
Voisard played four seasons in the Rockies organization.
He is now the Head Softball Coach at Samford University and the winningest coach in Samford softball history.

1991 Donruss Mike Devereaux, Orioles
For how long did Donruss do the baseballed numbering on the back?
Who can find that out for me?

1989 Bowman Tom Brunansky, Cardinals
My largest #444 card so far.
Brunansky was drafted in the first round by the Angels in 1978, and made it up to the big team in 1981. In 1982, he was traded with Mike Walters, to the Minnesota Twins for Doug Corbett and Rob Wilfong.

1989 Upper Deck Dave Martinez, Expos
A #444 in a clean white circle is nice, but not as nice as the baseball Donrusses used.
A Joe Maddon desciple, Martinez in now manager of the 2019 World Champion Washington Nationals, and he won another World Championship with the Cubs in 2016.


  1. The numbering inside of the baseball is one of those truly under-appreciated things from 80's Donruss cards.