as previously documented, larry bowa joined the cubs prior to the 1982 season. here's his 1982 o-pee-chee in action card:
here's the topps front:
now the o-pee-chee back:
and the topps back:
after leaving philly, bowa didn't achieve anything to add to the highlights on the back of the card, although he did play good defense for the cubs. he helped them get to the 1984 nlcs, but he hit just .200 in the series, so that wouldn't trump his performances from 1978 or 1980. if only he could have hung on with the mets, whom he played for during the last couple of months in 1985, we might have been able to add another world series appearance to bowa's list of accomplishments.