I recently decided to add a new player to my list of collection. I had been contemplating adding Chili Davis to the list of players I collect for the last couple years but the only step I had taken was to purchase a Topps Archives autograph of his. Chili is the first Giants prospect I remember being hyped when I was a kid. He debuted briefly in 1981 and stayed with the Giants until 1987. He went on to play for a total of 19 seasons and played with the Angels, Twins, Royals and Yankees after leaving the Giants.
Davis never reached 5-tool superstar status as hyped
coming up through the Giants farm system but had a very solid career
reaching 350 Home Runs, 1372 RBI, 142 SB and was a 3 time All Star. He
seemed to lose a little speed and gain some power after leaving the
Giants. I remember him as being a pretty good fielder on the Giants but
advanced metrics make that memory a fallacy which was probably why he
spent about half of his career games after leaving the Giants as a DH.
A couple months back I was able to pick up a lot of 44 different Chili cards for just a couple bucks so the player collection was on. I made a checklist, dug through my Giants dups and made the player collection commitment.
The main reasons I decided to collect Chili's cards were due to my admiration of him as a player and his card checklist. The number of cards he has isn't overwhelming, just over 600, and he has cards throughout the 90s which allows me to chase some non-Giants in an era where I didn't collect much. Because of his relatively small checklist, I will be chasing all of his cards - not just focusing on the base cards as I will with many of my collections in 2015. I have added my want list to my blog.
I made a fairly large purchase on Sportlots a couple weeks back that focused mainly on my player collections. I shared some of the Chris Webber cards I picked up in post a little while back. Chili's card total in that purchase was second to Webber with 51 different cards. I figured I would scan and show all 51 for your viewing pleasure.
If you have any of the cards off my want list, especially some of the rarer cards, please drop me a note and lets work out a deal.