Considering what era Norm Cash played his productive years in, I'm really impressed with the 377 home runs he hit before he was released in August of 1974, ending a very productive career.
After a couple of partial seasons with the Chicago White Sox in 1958-1959, Cash was traded twice between the end of the 1959 season and beginning of the 1960 season, and found himself a member of the Detroit Tigers, the only team he would play for the rest of his 17-year career.
Eventually taking over at first base for Detroit, Cash would go on to win a batting title in 1961, hit 20 or more homers 11 times, and appear in over 2000 games.
Even though he was released "early" in the 1974 season, I feel that he should have that "last card" in the 1975 set, being that he played enough, to the tune of 53 games and 172 plate appearances.
Kind of like a show of "respect" for a solid veteran of almost two decades. No?
So let me present to you all my design for a 1975 Norm Cash card, whether you think of it as a "career capper" or just a "missing in action" card.
Take a look: