Monday, December 20, 2010
1996 Leaf Signature Damon Buford
Who is this? former Texas Rangers outfielder Damon Buford
What is this? An autographed card from the 1996 Leaf Signature set
Where'd I get it? Purchased from CheckOutMyCards.com
How much did it cost? 99 cents
Why is this so special? Damon Buford is the son of 1960s White Sox & Orioles outfielder Don Buford.
Damon was a journeyman outfielder who played for the Orioles, Mets, Rangers, Red Sox and Cubs during a 9 season career. He was a full-time starter in only two of those seasons - 1997 with Texas and 2000 with the Cubs.
Buford was one of two players the Mets received in 1995 when they traded away Bobby Bonilla, though I always forget that he was involved in the deal. I usually just remember Alex Ochoa.
Buford's autograph is fairly reminiscent of his father's, even though Damon left out some letters when he was signing for Leaf.