Wednesday, October 23, 2019

1981 Topps Gary Woods

The front: That giant dark orange batting helmet is a Topps airbrushing classic.

The back: Woods got an RBI single off of Vida Blue to give the Astros a 1-0 lead in the first inning. In the eight, an RBI double off of Blue gave the team a 3-0 lead.

The player: Woods was a backup outfielder for the A’s, Blue Jays, Astros and Cubs from 1976 to 1985. In 525 games he hit .243 with 13 HR and 110 RBIs.

The man: Woods was a longtime youth coach and professional scout. He was employed as a scout by the White Sox when he died of a heart attack in 2015.

My collection: I have 18 of his cards, from 1977 to 1986. I would be interested in trading for 1977 O-Pee-Chee #22.

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