Saturday, November 2, 2013

One-Card Wonder Pt. 22: Bob Watson

For whatever reason, sometimes I am only able to find one card of certain players.
Bob Watson only has one card with the Red Sox.  Of course that is because his Red Sox career lasted only 84 games in 1979.  Watson is currently the vice president in charge of discipline in Major League baseball and previously served as the Yankees' GM.  Watson was a successful player, making two All Star teams as a member of the Houston Astros, for whom he played for 14 years.

In 1979, Watson was traded to the Red Sox in exchange for Pete Ladd and Bobby Sprowl.  Watson hit .337/.401/.548 with 13 home runs and 53 RBIs.  Watson hit for the cycle on September 15, becoming the first player to hit for the cycle in both leagues.  

Watson was not retained after the season.  Boston signed Tony Perez to play first base and Watson was not needed.  His Topps card from 1980 remains his only Red Sox card.


  1. There is a pretty cool o-pee-chee variation of this card. Shows Watson in his sox uniform with the Yankees banner at the bottom and a "now with Yankees" printed on the front.

  2. That's probably one I will skip out on.