On Wednesday the Cubs gave out championship rings to several former players. Left to right is Scott Sanderson, Lee Smith, Steve Trout, Randy Hundley, Glenn Beckert, Jody Davis, Jose Cardenal, and Bobby Dernier.
I haven't done an "All I've Got of Him" for a while and thought I'd do it for one of these guys. I settled on Jody Davis. Jody was a fan favorite, and one of mine too, during his years as the Cubs catcher.
From 1981 - 1988 he was a fixture behind the plate. He was steady if not spectacular. He also seemed to have a knack for getting a big hit at just the right time. Those heroics led to a tradition of the Wrigley crowd chanting his name, "Jo-dee, Jo-dee, Jo-dee."
My collection includes a total of 62 cards of Jody, including three autographed cards. His career coincided with the loss of the Topps monopoly, so I've got some Fleer, Donruss, Leaf, Score, Sportflics, and even one Upper Deck card of him, among others, in addition to a bunch of Topps.