Friday, June 5, 2020

1981 Topps Larry Cox

The front: Cox warming up at Tiger Stadium.

The back: He attended Ottawa-Glandorf High School in Ottawa, OH.

The player: Larry Cox was a second- or third-string catcher for the Phillies, Mariners, Cubs and Rangers from 1973 to 1982. In 348 games he hit .221 with 12 HR and 85 RBI.

The man: Cox was the bullpen coach for the Chicago Cubs when he died of a heart attack at the age of 42 in February, 1990.

My collection: I have nine of his cards, from 1976 to 1981. I would be interested in trading for 1980 O-Pee-Chee #63.


  1. I'm always amazed with your ability to recognize a stadium by the dirt, wall, rail and blue seats.

  2. That's a great card, one I've seen 400 times, and never realized its greatness.