Friday, September 24, 2010

Dave "Smoke" Stewart

I picked up these 3 Dave Stewart rookie cards today at the card shop. I got them for $1 each, for a total of $3. 

Stewart was drafted as a catcher by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 16th round of the 1975 draft. He made his major league debut for the Dodgers though as a pitcher on September 22, 1978. He didn't reach the big leagues again until 1981 and split time between starter and reliever for the Dodgers, Rangers and Phillies before signing with the Oakland A's in 1986 and converting to a permenant starting role. Stewart won 20+ games for the A's for 4 consecutive seasons begining in 1987. Despite this impressive feat, he only appeared in one All-Star game in his career, which was 1989, the same year he earned World Series MVP honors as the A's beat the Giants in 4 games. On June 29, 1990 Stewart pitched a no-hitter against the Toronto Blue Jays. Stewart pitched for the Blue Jays in 1993 and 1994 before returning to Oakland in 1995 and retiring from baseball.

1982 Donruss Dave Stewart RC

 1982 Topps Dave Stewart RC

1982 Fleer Dave Stewart RC

1 comment:

  1. Great pick up. $3 for all three is a great deal.

    Dave Stewart now represents Chad Billingsley and Matt Kemp as an agent.