Monday, April 30, 2012

Steve Nicosia

Sent: 4/16/12
Received: 4/30/12
Time: 14 Days
Address: Home
Item Sent: 1982 Topps, 1985 Fleer, 1985 Topps, 1985 Topps Traded
Item Received: 1985 Fleer, 1985 Topps.  Both signed in black Sharpie.

Steve Nicosia had a fine rookie season as a platoon catcher on the 1979 "We Are Family" Pittsburgh Pirates championship squad.  He was a fine defensive catcher, but he couldn't maintain the offensive production of his rookie year and two years later he lost any chance at the starting job when the Pirates called up Tony Pena.  Nicosia did have one more good year left in his bat.  He hit .303 in a part-time role for the 1984 Giants.  He scuffled again while splitting 1985 between the Expos and Blue Jays and would not return to the majors.

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