Monday, November 19, 2012

Collection: Willie Davis Archives Autographed Card

Willie Davis had big shoes to fill.  He joined the Dodgers farm system in 1958 after graduating from high school in Los Angeles (Theodore Roosevelt High School).  By 1960 he joined the big club and soon took over for Hall of Famer Duke Snider in centerfield.  There he would stay for 13 years.  He recorded 11 consecutive seasons with 20 or more steals, and was a member of 2 World Championship clubs.

In 1969, Willie Davis had a 31 game hitting streak that remains the longest streak in Dodgers franchise history.  It eclipsed the record once held by Brooklyn outfielder and Hall of Famer Zach Wheat.

Featured here is a 2001 Topps Archives Willie Davis autographed card that borrows the vintage 1961 Topps design.

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