Saturday, September 12, 2009
1987 Topps, Willie Upshaw
#245 Willie Upshaw
Paul, of Paul's Random Stuff, got this card signed for me early last month. Shortly before then, he made an offer to the readers of his blog that he would be willing to get some cards signed for them at Atlantic League games. I quickly jumped at that offer and this is one of the first cards he sent back to me. Willie is the manager of the Bridgeport Bluefish.
Willie had some good years in the early '80s with the Blue Jays. 1983 was probably his best year. He had career highs in average (.306), home runs (27), and RBI (104). He was the first Blue Jay to ever collect 100 RBI in a season. According to Wikipedia, he also has the most home runs by a player whose last name begins with "U".