Thursday, March 27, 2014

no. 276 - giants rookie stars

Who is the man: Guess which player spent more time with the big club in 1970? It wasn't George Foster. Mike Davison pitched in 31 games for the Giants, while Foster managed just nine and five at-bats. He played in 114 games for Triple A Phoenix.

Can ya dig it: George Foster's rookie card, man. Doesn't get much better than that.

Right on: Foster is either about to kill someone or he's smelled something that's already died.

You see these rookies are bad mothers: How many times must I say that rookies aren't bad ass ... well, maybe I can permit this one exception because of Foster. That's possibly the most bad-ass rookie card of all-time.

Shut your mouth: Davison would not appear in another major league game after this card came out, which is totally unfortunate because he should have received a card to himself in the 1971 set. There are plenty of players in this set that didn't pitch in as many as 31 games in a season the previous year and still received a solo card.

No one understands him but his woman: Davison missed three years in pro ball by serving in the Vietnam War from 1966-68.

(A word about the back): Davison should have had his 1970 major league stats on the back of this card instead of his minor league ones. I bet that was annoying.

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