Friday, August 7, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION-"IN ACTION" #44: 1972 WILLIE DAVIS

It's time to give former Dodger outfielder Willie Davis a "missing" 1972 in-action card.
So here's what I came up with:


Davis was coming off of one of his best seasons as a Major League player, hitting .309 with 198 hits, 33 doubles, 10 triples and 10 home runs for Los Angeles in 1971, leading to his first all-star nod and the first of three consecutive Gold Glove Awards.
Two years later he would get his second, and actually last all-star selection in an excellent 18-year career that has him topping 2500 hits, 1200 runs scored and 1000 runs batted in.
It's easy to forget what kind of career Davis actually had thanks to contemporaries like Mays, Aaron, Robinson and Clemente manning outfields during the same era.
By the time he retired after a handful of games in 1979, he suited up for the Dodgers (1960-1973), the Expos (1974), the Rangers (part of 1975), the Padres (other part of 1975) and the California Angels (1979 after missing the 1978 season).
On a side-note, never knew he had the nickname "3-Dog". Kind of like it, and it may need to have it's own "Nickname" card on this blog in the future.

1 comment:

  1. Your creation looks authentic, but it's not one of the 'missing' cards that I had in mind -- considering how Willie Davis was a minor star at this point in time. Then again -- if Tommy Davis can have an IN ACTION card in the '72 set (#42), then why can't Willie Davis have one also?

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