Editor's note: The Giants sorted through stacks of their own Topps baseball cards as part of the "In the Cards" series with NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic. The fifth and final edition is with Giants manager Bruce Bochy.
In a few days, Bruce Bochy no longer will be a major league manager.
But before Bochy retires as the skipper of the Giants, he sat down with NBC Sports Bay Area's Alex Pavlovic to go through some of his old Topps trading cards.
In 1979, Bochy's second season in the big leagues, he was clean-shaven. There was no facial hair for the 24-year-old Astros catcher.
"Oh man, how young I was," Bochy said when asked what comes to mind when he sees that image of himself. "I don't recognize the guy. He's too young."
But the baby-face look didn't last long. A few years later, Bochy had a solid mustache.
"It's hard to believe it's the same guy," Bochy said. "I don't know if it's a good [mustache], but I've had some comments about it."
Right now, Bochy has a bit of a distinctive stubble. But he told Pavlovic he's not ruling out bringing back the classic mustache.
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Mustache or no mustache, Bochy is a legend. He guided the Giants to three World Series titles and likely will be inducted into the Hall of Fame in a few years.
The Giants' final series against the Dodgers will be one long tribute to Bochy. He's earned it.
He should celebrate by purchasing a few packs of cards.