Wednesday, August 21, 2019

1990 Topps Minis #53: Eric Davis

Today we have our next installment of the 1990 Topps Mini League Leaders set, with card #53, Eric Davis of the Reds.
#53, Eric Davis.
Eric Davis was a huge star at the time, and I was always very happy to have one of his rookie cards in my collection.  It was off-center, but that was ok -- it may have been out of my price range otherwise.  There was a story once that Davis was having drug problems and he always denied it.  His potential was limited, though, by injuries/illnesses, most dramatically the kidney laceration he got in the 1990 World Series and the colon cancer that interrupted his 1997 season.
Eric Davis card back.
In 1989, Davis tied for third in home runs with 34 and tied for 4th in RBI with 101.  He also placed 4th in the NL in slugging with .541.  He was an All-Star and won a Gold Glove and a Silver Slugger.

Thanks for reading!  Next up is John Franco of the Reds, and then a couple of Astros.

1 comment:

  1. I think the drug rumors came about because of his close friendship with Darryl Strawberry, but I can't recall for sure.

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