Monday, September 8, 2014

NICKNAMES OF THE '70'S #5: "TOM TERRIFIC"

As I have stated earlier on this blog, you can NEVER have enough Tom Seaver cards in my mind, so today I present my next card in the "Nicknames of the '70's" series: "Tom Terrific":


I designed this card as part of the 1974 set, as Seaver was at the height of his pitching brilliance.
Just off of his second World Series with the New York Mets, Seaver also won his second Cy Young Award in '73, and would tack on another in 1975.
By the time "Tom Terrific" was done, he'd post 311 wins, 3640 strikeouts, and about as close to a unanimous Hall of Fame induction as we ever got, being named to 425 of 430 ballots in 1992.
"Terrific" indeed!
I can still hear the wails of angst from Mets fans when Seaver was traded to the Cincinnati Reds 37 years ago!

3 comments:

  1. If you can never have enough Seaver cards, then I hope you'll do another in this series for "The Franchise". B^)

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