|Autographed 1978 Topps Larry Bowa.|
I'm happy to have Bowa's autograph, although one might have been sufficient. Bowa was an important part of the Phillies World Championship team in 1980, as the starting shortstop; he hit .375 in the Series. He was with the Phillies for over ten years, then with the Cubs and Mets briefly. I remember him for having a card as manager of the Padres in the 1987 Topps set, but he was later Phillies manager for a bit longer, from 2001-2004. He was a five-time All-Star, a two-time Gold Glove winner, and won Manager of the Year once. I remember his time as Phillies manager as being tumultuous, but don't remember the details, exactly.