Wednesday, August 28, 2013

"CAREER CAPPER" # 10: 1978 BROOKS ROBINSON

Just like the very first "Career Capper" I did a while back (1975 Al Kaline), today's latest post on the topic actually did have a card the following year AFTER he retired.
Brooks Robinson was featured on card #4 in the 1978 Topps set as a "Record Breaker" for "consecutive seasons with one club", but did not have a "regular" issue player card.
So to remedy this, I went ahead and designed a final card to cap off his Hall of Fame career showing a portrait shot of him in the bright Oriole orange uniforms of the day. The '70's are alive and well on this card!
Brooks broke into the Majors as an 18-year-old for Baltimore way back in September of 1955, and became their first real superstar as he blossomed into the premier third baseman in the American League through the 1960's and into the '70's.
From 1960 through 1974, a total of 15 seasons, Robinson got M.V.P. votes in a remarkable 12 of those years, winning the award in 1964, while winning two world championships, in 1966 and 1970.
By the time he hung them up in 1977, he pretty much held all of Baltimore's offensive records, and was easily elected to the Hall of Fame in 1983.

Dig the crazy orange Orioles get-up!

3 comments:

  1. Great card! I would have loved that (as he is my all time favorite player, having been born in Baltimore).

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  2. Has Topps thought to come out with a set of cards they should have made but didn't, i know they produce more sets now than ever before, but think of the star power of that set, and you could see all the stats in one place, including their final year...

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  3. Can't deal with Brooks wearing that horrible orange uniform.

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