18 July 2009

willie davis through the mail success!

willie davis signed and returned this 1964 topps card in just over a week.it was the second time i had sent it to him - the first time i didn't realize he charged $10. i decided that was a small price to pay for a guy who retired as the la dodgers all-time leader in so many categories.

in his 14 years with the dodgers, the '3-dog' scored over 1000 runs, had over 2000 hits, stole 335 bases, drove in 849 runs and had 110 triples. in la dodger history, only bill russell played in more games, only steve garvey hit more doubles, and only maury wills and davey lopes stole more bases. no one has more hits, runs or triples as a la dodger.

the dodgers traded davis after his all-star 1973 season for mike marshall. he spent one season in montreal, and then split 1975 between texas and saint louis. in 1976, he played for the padres before spending two years in japan. he returned to the major leagues in 1979 for the al west champion california angels, and made a couple of appearances in the alcs against the orioles.

thanks willie!

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