Friday, June 14, 2024

1976 SSPC Dave Concepcion


The card, in brief: Odd cropping on the photo. Maybe he's tying his shoe, or picking up some trash off the ground, or just wanted to make sure the light was shining off his necklace. (I know, it's just the old reliable fielding pose.)

The player, in brief: Dave Concepcion was an all-around great player for the Big Red Machine. A shortstop for the Reds for his entire 19-year-career, he was a nine-time All-Star and won five gold gloves. A pretty good hitter with speed and doubles power, he hit .267 with 389 2B, 101 HR, 950 RBI and 321 SB. In 34 postseason games he hit .297 with 2 HR and 13 RBI.

Post-playing career, in brief: Concepcion lives in his native Venezuela where he owns a farm and a trucking business.

My collection: I have 54 of his cards, from 1971 to 1989. I would be interested in trading for 1975 Hostess #47.


  1. Yet he was only the 5th or 6th best player on his own team. LOL

  2. Odd, yes. But at least it's a bit different.