Thursday, February 26, 2015

#384 - Jody Davis

What a card: Jody Davis had just come off of a season in which he drove in a career-high 94 runs and finished 10th in the National League MVP voting when this card hit packs.

My observation on the front: That's an intense expression on Davis' face as he uses a blurry object to get another blurry object away from his crotch.

More opinion from me: Those jersey tops back then, they look like something we would have sold in the boyswear section of the department store I worked at in 1984.

Something you might know: Davis burst quickly on the scene for the Cubs and probably was at the peak of his popularity at the time of this card's arrival as he hit .389 with two home runs for Chicago in the NLCS loss to the Padres in 1984.

Something you might not know: Davis starred in a commercial for Toyota Trucks in 1986.

My observation on the back: According to wikipedia, the AL park with the shortest center field distance is now Angels Stadium at 396 feet.

The blog wants to speak now: The News category is updated.


Douglas said...

I remember Harry Carey singing Jody's name to the "Davey Crockett" song each time came up to bat. Got a little old after a while.

Hackenbush said...

Like Douglas I can't ever see Jody without thinking Jod-eee, Jod-eee Davis!

Douglas said...

lol, have another Budweiser Harry.