Monday, August 12, 2019

2019 National Pickup - Signed 1987 Topps John Cerutti

Another of the deceased players I picked up on an 87 Topps was John Cerutti.  This was a nice card, that didn't cost me a whole lot.  The dealer broke up his signed 1987 Topps set, and I benefited from it.

Cerutti (b. 1960 - d. 2004) played in the majors from 1985 to 1991 for the Blue Jays and Tigers.  He had a career record of 49-43 with 398 strike outs and a 3.94 ERA.

Cerutti was supposed to call the final game of the season for the Blue Jays versus the Yankees on October 3, 2004.  When he missed a pregame meeting, police were calle din to break down his hotel room door, where he was found lifeless.  He had passed away from a heart condition (ventricular arrhythmia).  He was 44.

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