Sunday, October 19, 2008
Jose Arcia only played three seasons in the majors, two of them with the Padres. He was signed as an amateur free agent by the Houston Colt .45's before the 1962 season, then in a series of unknown transactions he went from the .45's to the Tigers to the Indians to the Cardinals. Then in 1967 he was drafted from the Cardinals by the Cubs in the 1967 Rule 5 draft. Then in the 1968 expansion draft he was chosen as the 9th pick by the Padres. He played 25 games for the Cubs in 1968, and then played about 120 games a year for the Padres in 1969 and 1970. He hit one career home run while he was with the Cubs, he lead the Padres with 14 stolen bases one year. He played his last game in the majors September 30, 1970. I obtained this 69 Topps signed card from ABC Unlimited.