Wednesday, December 31, 2014

THEN AND NOW #28: TOMMY DAVIS 1977

Here was a rough one to create: a 1977 "Then and Now" card of Tommy Davis as a Kansas City Royals player.
Take a look:


By 1977 Davis was already done as a Major League player, having played his last game for the Royals during their first run to the playoffs in 1976.
He only appeared in eight games for K.C., and even his 1977 "last card" was an airbrush job.
I had to get a little creative and find a good pose to drop Davis into. Not my finest "Photoshopping", but for this post it will do. If I find an actual photo of him as a Royal, I'll gladly re-do this one.
Davis had himself a nice 18-year career that saw him win two consecutive batting titles with the Dodgers in 1962 and '63, and R.B.I. crown in 1962 with a whopping 153, and also a league-leader in hits with 230 the very same year.
By the time he finished up, he played in 1999 games, with a nice .294 lifetime average, 2121 hits, 153 homers and 1052 runs batted in.
The advent of the Designated Hitter prolonged his career between 1973 and 1976, as the previous few years were sporadic efforts at best with no less than five teams: the White Sox, Pilots, Astros, A's and Cubs.
As a D.H. he found new life with the Baltimore Orioles as their main "man with the bat" between 1973 and 1975.

4 comments:

  1. Hey Gio! Is that the 1976 Topps Frank White card that you "customized"!?

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  2. You got it right Johnny!!! Great eye! Happy new years brother!

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  3. I'm a pretty serious "shopper" and I think that's a great job. I really thought it was a real pic at 1st. Great card, as usual.
    HAPPY NEW YEAR GIO!!!!!

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