#45 - Willie Davis
Even though I'm looking at the backs, Why does it show Wm. Davis on the front? Sure card #43 is Tommy Davis, but he's shown as T. Davis. There was only one other Davis who played in 1973 - Bob Davis. He played five games in what was his first MLB season.
His trade to Montreal is mentioned on the back of the card. Both photos show his as a Dodger but the Expos logo is on the back of the card.
Not on the card - he had 2,561 career hits. That was a surprise to me since he was already an older player to me when I learned about the game. He even stole 398 bases during his career.
Not on the card - the Dodgers got Mike Marshall, the pitcher, for him. That was quite a good deal for the Dodgers since Marshall won the Cy Young Award in 1974.
FYI - Mike Marshall the Dodger outfielder debuted in 1981(09-07) while Mike Marshall the pitcher played his last game that same year (10-01) for the Mets. The rookie Marshall didn't play much and they didn't face off against each other.
He won 21 games for the third year in a row. He allowed only 69 walks. His is 49th all-time for the least walks plus hits per nine innings in his career.
Not on the card - he was never traded. He was a free agent signing.