Wednesday, June 23, 2010

1989 Score Danny Cox

Who is this? Lancaster Barnstormers pitching coach Danny Cox
What is this? An autograph card from the 1989 Score set
Where'd I get it? Cox signed it for me after a game between the Barnstormers and Bears in Newark last week
How much did it cost? Not much.

Why is this so special? Danny Cox spent 11 years in the majors, retiring with a 74-75 lifetime record. He pitched in three World Series - 1985 and 1987 for the Cardinals and 1993 for the Blue Jays

After he retired, Cox managed the Gateway Grizzlies in the Frontier League for three seasons. He is currently the pitching coach for the Lancaster Barnstormers in the Atlantic League.

Score had one of the better card designs of 1989, but as I remember it included a lot of photos like this. Cox's card uses an action shot that would be decent, except for the little fact that a shadow obscures most of his face. Still, it looks better signed -- and it will most likely be the last card I ask Cox to sign this year.

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