Wednesday, July 16, 2014

CAREER CAPPER? OR MISSING IN ACTION? 1975 NORM CASH

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:
 
 

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