Saturday, February 1, 2020
Spencer played 10 years in the National League with the Giants, Dodgers, Cardinals, and Reds. He grew up in Kansas where his father was an oil field drilling contractor who struggled through the Depression.
Spencer was never considered a top prospect but caught the eye of then scout Mel Ott as a semi-pro, and he was signed by the Giants. His career numbers are not impressive, but he had good power for a middle infielder and was known for driving in runs in clutch situations.
He passed away at the age of 88 in 2017. On this card he's saddled with the hand-painted SF Seals logo that Topps used for many of the Giants players in the '58 set.