Thursday, August 15, 2019

2019 National Pickup - Dave Smith Signed 1987 Topps

Another of the deceased players I picked up for my 1987 Topps set was Dave Smith.  The signature isn't much, but the card is now in my album.

Smith (b. 1955 - d. 2008) played in the majors from 1980 to 1992 for the Astros and Cubs.  He had a career record of 53-53 with a 2.67 ERA and 548 strike outs.  He was an All Star in 1986 and 1992.  His best MVP finish was 17th, in 1986.

Smith passed away of a heart attack in 2008 at the age of 53.