Saturday, August 14, 2010
Time: 31 Days
Item Sent: 1983 Fritsch Visalia Oaks
Item Received: 1983 Fritsch Visalia Oaks, signed in black ballpoint.
Chalk up another awesome return from the 1983 Visalia Oaks team set. Mr. Cartwright signed his card and sent a letter wishing me luck on the project and thanking me for bringing up the old memories. He mentioned that he roomed with Kirby Puckett in the Florida Instructional League following the 1983 season and played one more year in the Twins organization before finishing his career with a year in Italy. He has now worked for the Marysville (California) School District for 25 years, spending ten as pitching coach for the high school baseball team. It's been a blast hearing from these players. Thank you, Mark!