Thursday, February 20, 2020

1981 Topps Bob Davis

The front: Interesting background here. A dugout? Some random fence wall in spring training? Whatever it is, it provides some visual interest.

The back: I couldn’t find any corroboration re the snake-hunting. Back in 2010 Night Owl speculated that he was pulling Topps’ leg.
The player: Bob Davis was a second- or third-string catcher for the Padres and Blue Jays from 1973 to 1980. He also played in one game for the Angels in 1981. Overall in 290 major league games he hit .197 with 6 HR and 51 RBI.

The man: He is now a Realtor at United Country Real Estate in Lake Hudson, OK.

My collection: I have eight of his cards, from 1976 to 1981. I would be interested in trading for 1978 Family Fun Centers Padres #9.

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