Friday, July 31, 2015
#437 - Al Jones
What a card: This is Al Jones' rookie card. He appeared in 20 games for the White Sox in 1984, totaling 20 1/3 innings.
My observation on the front: Well, we know that Jones isn't wearing anybody else's cap.
More opinion from me: Jones has just two Topps cards. His 1986 card looks very similar to his '85 card, although they appear to be taken at different times.
Something you might know: The majority of Jones' major league time came in 1984 as he pitched in just 27 career games. Jones closed a few games for Chicago that season, saving five, which was third-most on the team.
Something you might not know: Jones is considered one of the top pitchers of the 1980s for the White Sox's Midwest League Class A team at the time, the Appleton Foxes. In 1983, he made 55 appearances, saved 22 games and went 11-1 for the Foxes.
My observation on the back: At 5-foot-11, 165 pounds, "toothpick" seems appropriate.
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