Wednesday, July 9, 2014

THEN AND NOW #4: BROOKS ROBINSON 1977

Time for the fourth installment in my "Then & Now" series, and today's subject is Baltimore Orioles great Brooks Robinson.
Take a look at my 1977 design:


Robinson was about to suit up for his record breaking 23rd season with the Orioles in 1977, and was so honored by Topps in their 1978 set for doing so.
A perennial all-star, all Robinson did throughout his career was win 16 Gold Gloves, an MVP Award in 1964, two World Championships (1966 & 1970), and get named to 15-straight all-star games.
By the time he was eligible for Hall of Fame induction in 1983, he was voted in without a problem, getting named on 344 of 374 ballots.
I just wish I was old enough to see him play, especially in the field!

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