Tuesday, August 5, 2014

NICKNAMES OF THE '70'S #1: "THE BIRD" MARK FIDRYCH

Here's a fun thread I'm starting today: cards celebrating some of the best player nicknames of the 1970's.
The first player profiled will be one of the most iconic: Detroit Tigers pitcher Mark "The Bird" Fidrych, who took the sport, and the country by storm in 1976.
Take a look at my 1977 card design:


I decided to design this series using the card year I felt best represented the player. Sort of like a "special card" that would have been fun to have in sets as we collected throughout the '70's.
In this case Fidrych really did come out of nowhere in 1976, so it wasn't until 1977 that we all could have that card of "The Bird".
Definitely one of the most recognizable players, and nicknames, of the era!
The decade was FULL of awesome nicknames!
So keep an eye out here for future posts on the thread, with guys like "Catfish", "Blue Moon", "Spaceman" and many more!

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