2.19.2008

Me and Mr. Jones.

How do I love this card? Let us count the ways. The shadow before stubble was fashionable. The glasses. The thick phone-wire hanging from them. And what is that reflected in his specs? Empty bleachers?

His father was a racecar driver, so maybe Doug Jones is pretending he's at Daytona, watching fast cars. He was himself not all that into speed, preferring slow change-ups and an assortment of other pitches to establish himself as a dependable reliever. Between 1988 and 1990, Jones averaged 37 saves a year. Playing for Houston in the Astrodome in 1992, he struck out 93 in 111 2/3 innings. He appeared in five All-Star games.

And most significantly, he is also pictured at the top of this blog holding a gigantic video camera.

If anyone else has Old Technology cards of Doug Jones, please let me know what you might be searching for in trade.

3 comments:

dayf said...

Doug Jones is one of my favorites. I wish my mustache was as robust as his.

Uglee Card said...

That mustache is eating his face!

TheJaw said...

I think the dugout steps are reflected in his sunglasses.