Monday, January 27, 2014

Darren Daulton Autographed Card

Darren Daulton was the Philadelphia Phillies' starting catcher from 1989 to 1995, though he started his career with them in 1983. He represented the team in three All-Star Games: in 1992, 1993 and 1995.

Starting in 1994, however, injuries became a constant in his career, and the Phillies sent him to the Florida Marlins in 1997, with whom he won the World Series, then announced his retirement.

He has had his problems with the law, often being found guilty of DUI, refusing to take breathalizer tests and driving without a license. He also faced domestic violence charges with his second wife, who has since divorced him.

He had two tumors removed from his brain last summer, and it looks like he'll be alright.

I got him to sign this card from me in blue sharpie, probably in 1995 or 1996 (I only carried black ones or pens before then):

It's from Fleer's 1991 Fleer set (card #393), a simple yet effective design, and shows him wearing the Phillies' grey (away) uniform, in a standing position, throwing the ball back to his pitcher after an out or a walk I was always impressed with how neat and airy his signature is..

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