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Eric Davis ‘Fab Five’ – Card #5 – 1987 Fleer

Eric Davis ‘Fab Five’ – Card #5 – 1987 Fleer

Now that my Eric Davis player collection is complete, it is time to show of my favorite five cards from the set.

Card #5 – 1987 Fleer


There was no way that I was not going to let this ‘Donut’ card into my ‘Fab Five’.  As many of you know, I am a sucker for cards like this – and the donut card for me is one of my favorite unintentional themes!!!

Have a dount ‘ED’, you deserve it!!

My Eric Davis Player Collection Is Finally Complete!!!!

My Eric Davis Player Collection Is Finally Complete!!!!

I’m really excited about this one…

It took me just about eight months, but I feel like I have put together a solid tribute to the time that Eric Davis spent as a member and superstar for the Cincinnati Reds.

The set consists of cards from 1985-1990 and features singles issued by all of the major brands from that time.

Of the player collections that I have completed as of late, I would have to say that Davis’ cards offer some of the best photographs of the bunch.

Here is a look at the complete collection:

Davis Collection

And you know what comes next!!

Starting next Monday and going through the entire week, I will show of my Eric Davis ‘Fab Five’ cards.

Stay tuned and thanks for reading!!

Eric Davis 1988 Fleer All-Star – Sheesh….

Eric Davis 1988 Fleer All-Star

I tell you what, there are probably a lot of reasons to be happy to be an All-Star in the major leagues.  You get to be recognized as one of the sport’s greatest players.  You may get bonuses from your team.  You become beloved by the fans of your home city.  And there is probably a lot more as well…

And you may even get some special edition baseball cards that honor your All-Star selection – like this one from Fleer.


This card is from Fleer’s 1988 All-Star team set, and while it is probably a thrill to be a part of the set, the finished piece is nothing near All-Star caliber.


Eric Davis 1991 Topps Stadium Club

Eric Davis 1991 Topps Stadium Club

The image used by Topps Stadium Club in their 1991 set of Eric Davis captured his swing very well.

Have a look:


While possessing a rather unorthodox, and often imitated, batting stance, Davis actually had a pretty textbook swing – perfect footwork, power from the hips and wrists, excellent balance, etc.

And the end result was pretty solid too – 1,430 career hits with 239 doubles, 26 triples, and 282 home runs.

Eric Davis 1988 Donruss All-Star

Eric Davis 1988 Donruss All-Star

There he is – with that famous batting stance of his…


It’s just too bad that the photograph used on this baseball card is so zoomed in because the photographer captured a perfect picture of one of the most famous batting stances of the 1980’s.

As you can see, Davis kept his hands at waist-level.  And when he began his swing, he would rear back with great speed and then pounce forward throwing his hips and shoulders into the swing.

It was a batting stance often emulated by me and my buddies in the late 1980’s while playing various versions of baseball in the neighborhood.

And yes, I can see those sweet wristbands too!!

Eric Davis 1988 Donruss Baseball’s Best

Eric Davis 1988 Donruss Baseball’s Best

While the Bright Orange border may not be a classic baseball color, everything else about this 1988 Donruss Baseball’s Best card looks great.

The photographer of this image captured Davis milliseconds before he is about to spring into action.  Like a cobra, Davis is reared back and is ready to flex full steam ahead as the pitch heads toward home plate.

Have a look:


Excellent photo choice by Donruss.  Fantastic work by the photographer!!!

Eric Davis 1985 Fleer – ROOKIE CARD!!!!

Eric Davis 1985 Fleer – ROOKIE CARD!!!!

Why not start of the week with a great looking rookie baseball card from the 1980’s???

This one comes courtesy of the 1985 Fleer set, and it features a very young and immensely talented, Eric Davis.

Have a peek:


The card is sharp, and it features a ton of Red!!

While maybe not as popular as Davis’ Topps and Donruss rookie cards, this one is certainly a ‘must-have’ for any Davis or Reds collector.

Happy Monday!!

Eric Davis 1989 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Cincinnati Reds Team Card

Eric Davis 1989 Upper Deck Collector’s Choice Cincinnati Reds Team Card

Man, I love these cards!

Upper Deck really switched it up with the introduction of their ‘Collector’s Choice Team Cards’ in their 1989 debut.

Such a huge upgrade from the stuff that Donruss was giving us during the 1980’s, I actually (at times) got more excited about pulling these cards than base cards from the Upper Deck set.

Here is the Eric Davis card:



1988 Fleer Super Star Special – ‘Crunch Time’ – Starring Darryl Strawberry And Eric Davis

1988 Fleer Super Star Special – ‘Crunch Time’ – Starring Darryl Strawberry And Eric Davis

I have been back collecting baseball cards since the summer of 2008.

And since that time, I have bought this baseball card three times.  And that is not by accident…


The first time I scooped up this card was when I decided to put together a collection of cards that honored Darryl Strawberry’s time with the New York Mets.

The next time I bought the card was when I decided to collect subsets from my youth that brought back a lot of memories of collecting cards as a kid.  One of the many subsets that I tackled was the 1988 Fleer ‘SuperStar Special’ set.

And now, as I work on my Eric Davis player collection, I once again find a need to grab this card from the 1988 Fleer baseball card set.

Lucky for me, it is not three strikes and you’re out…


1991 Fleer – 1990 World Series Featuring Eric Davis – NICE!!!!

1991 Fleer – 1990 World Series Featuring Eric Davis

For the life of me, I do not recall having this card in my collection as a kid.  And I had a TON of 1991 Fleer baseball cards.  Maybe all of ‘that Yellow’ did something to me?!?!

Anyways, this card comes from the 1991 Fleer baseball card set.  It honors the championship season of the Cincinnati Reds. 

And since the card features #44, Mr. Eric Davis, I made sure to add it to my official Eric Davis checklist.

Have a look:


What a great image, huh??

Davis did pretty well in the 1990 World Series.  The Reds took home the title in just four games, and Davis put up some solid numbers – .286 batting average, 4 hits, 3 runs scored, 1 home run, and 5 RBI.