Sunday, July 18, 2010

1989 bob boone

bob boone signed as a free agent with the kansas city royals prior to the 1989 season.  here's his 1989 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
the 41-year old boone would play more games at catcher in 1989 than anyone else in the league (129) and picked up his 4th consecutive gold glove (the 7th of his career).  boone was replaced as the royals' everyday catcher in 1990 by mike mcfarlane, but he still extended his record of games caught to 2225.  that record was later eclipsed by carlton fisk and then ivan rodriguez.  boone's last at bat in his career came against his old club, the california angels.  he hit a run-scoring single off of jim abbott, and was pinch hit for in his next turn at bat by jeff schulz.

voici à vous, 1989 bob boone!

1 comment:

  1. The did not change the purchase date on the back of his card