Tuesday, September 30, 2014

NICKNAMES OF THE '70'S #7: "CATFISH" JIM HUNTER

If I'm going to have a thread creating a sub-set of classic nicknames of the 1970's, you KNOW I have to design a card for Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter.
Take a look:


I chose to use a 1973 card design since Hunter was in the prime of his career around then.
Already a World Champ in 1972, Hunter was on his way to FOUR more championships split between the Oakland A's and New York Yankees,  (1973/74 & 1977/78).
One of the first big-name free agents, Hunter went on to a great 15-year career that eventually got him inducted into Cooperstown's hallowed halls.
"Catfish", what a classic nickname! One for the ages…

2 comments:

  1. Ha, the catfish in the circle! Classic :)

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  2. May I use this card on my MetsCardblogthing? It will be a post about game four of the 1973 World Series. I'll credit you, of course (w/a link).

    ~Warren Z

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