Thursday, July 7, 2011

1986 dave collins

dave collins was traded from the a's to the tigers in november of 1985.  here is his 1986 o-pee-chee card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
collins was reunited in detroit with his manager from his time with the reds - sparky anderson.  he hit .270 for the tigers in 124 games and stole 27 bases while playing all three outfield spots (mostly left) and occasionally dh'ing. he also hit the final home run of his career - an 8th-inning, game tying shot off of the royals' bud black.

after the season, collins signed a free agent deal with the expos who were on the verge of losing andre dawson and possibly tim raines.  raines stayed, and collins was released before the season began.  he was picked up by the reds, and played in cincy until 1990 when he ended his career with a stint in saint louis.  sadly, the 1986 card is his last o-pee-chee variation.

voici à vous, 1986 dave collins!

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