In an interview with Dan Patrick this week, Kevin Costner said he’d be opening to reprising the role of Crash Davis in Bull Durham 2 if creator Ron Shelton was open to the idea and could draft the next chapter in the story of big-screen players that have become minor-league baseball icons.
But there’s one cardboard icon in the real world who’s partly responsible for the creation of the 1988 film in the first place.
He’s Steve Dalkowski.
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The box: 2016 Topps Archives baseball cards (blaster box)
Where to buy: BlowoutCards.com
Packs per box: 8
Cards per pack: 10
Cards in this box: 80
Base set completion:
74 of 300 (25 percent)
Notable players on base cards – Stephen Strasburg, George Brett, David Wright, Willie Mays, Sandy Koufax, Eddie Mathews, Clayton Kershaw, Jose Bautista, Nolan Ryan, Ken Griffey Jr., Jose Fernandez, Yasiel Puig, Frank Thomas, Hank Aaron, Willie McCovey, Billy Williams.
Rookie Cards (12) – Greg Bird, Henry Owens, Zach Lee, Brian Johnson, Miguel Sano, Kyle Waldrop, Colin Rea, Tom Murphy, Luis Severino, Frankie Montas, Raul Mondesi, Brandon Drury.
It’s been nearly 30 years since the arrival of Ebby Calvin “Nuke” LaLoosh and on Wednesday he gets his first baseball card in a fully licensed MLB release.
The set, of course, is 2016 Topps Archives and the star brought to life by Tim Robbins is just one of the Bull Durham cards to be found inside packs. In all, there will be nine certified autographs to chase and seven unsigned cards along with any parallels.
Crash Davis finally makes it back to The Show — at least in packs of baseball cards.
Topps teased one inclusion coming in its 2016 Topps Archives set on Tuesday morning and it’s a Kevin Costner certified autograph in a Durham Bulls uniform — you know, the team that took center stage in Bull Durham.