|DID SOME DAMAGE AT WRIGLEY IN '89.|
|NOTABLE FIRSTS IN HIS FIRST MONTH IN THE BIGS.|
- Mention "'86 Topps,'' and I always think of that marvelous 132-card Traded Set that was chock full of those scorching hot extended rookie cards. The Will Clark was one of the best. Topps nailed the '86 look on this reprint.
- The Thrill's wispy signature is as sweet as that swing of his. Never got a solo autograph of him back in the day; although, I do have him on an '84 Olympic team bat.
- Befitting of cool, Clark had as his answering machine message the opening lines of B.B. King's The Thrill is Gone:
The thrill is gone
The thrill is gone away
The thrill is gone baby
The thrill is gone away ...
- Did anyone else rock the eye black better?
- Clark became one of my favorite players from the '80s. He led the NL in RBI in '88 with 109 and hit .303 during his 15-year career. He helped lead the Giants to the NL West title in '87 and the NL pennant in '89.
- He tortured the Cubs in the '89 NLCS, batting .650 and hitting two home runs and driving in eight in the five-game victory.
|LIKE THE ORIGINAL SLIGHTLY BETTER.|
|ONE OF MY VERY FAVORITE '80s CARDS.|