This blog is about sports cards. I tend to only purchase cheap items so don't come hear expecting to see big money cards. My teams collections are Chicago White Sox and Michigan Wolverines. I also have a bunch of player collections.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

1981 Topps–Preston Hanna #594

I’m collecting the 1981 set, slowly but surely.  This post is the latest in my quest for the completion.
  • Card Facts – Preston Hanna – Atlanta Braves – card #594
  • Purchase Price – $0.11 (part of a lot – 9/$.99)
  • On the back (toon, bottom left) – Fashioned a 13-0 high school record in 1972.
  • On the back (toon, bottom right) – He throws a devastating knuckle-curve with fine control.
  • Drafted by the Braves in the 1st round (11th pick)
  • Debut – September 13, 1975.
  • 1975-1982 (Braves), 1982 (A’s)
  • Born in Pensacola, FL
As will be with most of these cards from the 1981 set, I remember the card, but don’t remember the player.  In 1978, Preston had 28 starts (7-13), every other year he played he had less than 10.  In 1982 he was 3-0 with the Braves, who releases him, then he signs with the A’s and finishes the year with them 0-4.  Guess he didn’t fair to well in Oakland.
  • Cards I have in this set – 2
  • Total price paid – $0.22
  • Average price per card – $0.11
  • Cards left to purchase – 724


  1. That is an interesting question regarding changing position to catcher. I can't think of one right off hand. Normally you think of lots of guys changing from catcher to something else, but never the reverse. Damn, now I'm going to have to do some research or it will drive me crazy. Great post.

  2. "Cards I have in this set - 1
    Cards left to purchase - 683"
    That's just funny right there. It's like looking at my lists for 1978 and 1979 Topps! (At least you have a high-number as your start!) I started with nothing on the '73 set earlier this year and I'm at about 50% - but it won't be moving far anytime soon. I'll keep you in mind if I come across any extras.

  3. Good luck with the set! Brandon Inge comes to mind as a guy who was an IF/P in high school and was moved to catcher when he was drafted, though he never really hit well there and hated playing the position because he loved 3B so much.