March 19, 1974
Jason LaRue played eight seasons for the Reds before the Royals purchased his contract. After one year in Kansas City, LaRue signed with the St. Louis Cardinals and spent three years there. LaRue suffered a concussion in 2010 when Johnny Cueto kicked him in the head during a bench-clearing brawl between the Reds and Cardinals, forcing him to retire from the sport.
As mentioned earlier, I printed some of my created “fun cards” and sent them to the players for autographs. I would print two copies and asked them to sign one, telling them they could keep the other. In my experience, cardstock worked much better than glossy photo paper for the printing. Here are a few of those autographed “fun cards” (click on a thumbnail for a larger image)…