By Chris Olds | Beckett Baseball Editor
Four games, four home runs, 16 RBI and a .467 batting average.
Those were the kinds of stats Texas Rangers fans had hoped for a few years ago out of now-Baltimore Orioles first baseman Chris Davis, who became just the fourth player in Major League Baseball history to open a season with a home run in his first four games.
The others before Friday? Willie Mays, Mark McGwire, Nelson Cruz. Not bad company.
Davis, who has 80 career home runs in 439 games spread over six seasons as a big-leaguer, appears on 360 baseball cards in the Beckett database (click here for a checklist and OPG) valued at just $1,053 not including rarities. His power surge has resulted in a few higher-priced sales in online auctions but few of more than $100. By and large he’s not as in-demand as other players might be, despite his performance.
Take our poll and tell us in the comments below whether you’re sinking your hobby dollars into Davis. Why or why not?
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