Thursday, August 12, 2010
National Success-Juan "Titi" Beniquez
Over his career, Juan was generally used in a super utility role, and rarely filled a single position for any substantial period of time, only appearing in over 135 games once in his career, when he played 145 games for the '76 Rangers. His 5 seasons with the Angels were the most amount of time he spent with any of the 8 teams he played for, and his career highlights were winning a Gold Glove on the '77 Rangers and receiving some MVP votes for his '84 season with the Angels.
I really like Juan's autograph, it's very stylized and smooth. I can also more or less read Juan Beniquez, but only because I know what I'm looking at. Juan's autograph is readily available online, but I've had no luck going after the very few Orioles autographs I've seen for sale. I bought this card from the same dealer who had the Hazewood & Melendez autos. I have one more Crown card to show that I bought from him.
As was the case with Melendez yesterday, I can't find a translation for Juan's nickname, Titi. I have an idea based on my knowledge of American slang, but I don't see how that makes any sense...
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