Saturday, November 22, 2014

"CAREER CAPPER" # 15: 1974 FRANK HOWARD

Let's pay some respect to the "Capital Punisher", Frank Howard with a 1974 card capping off his awesome career.
Take a look at my design:


You can even consider this a "Missing in Action" card since Howard put in 85 games and 251 plate appearances in his final season before calling it a career.
At 6' 7" and 250+ pounds, the man was an absolute beast!
A Rookie of the Year with the Los Angeles Dodgers in 1960, he had his best seasons as a member of the Washington Senators between 1965 and 1971, posting three consecutive years of 40+ homers, leading the league in 1968 and 1970 with 44 each time.
In between those two he slammed 48 homers, but fell one short of the league lead behind Harmon Killebrew's 49.
By the time "Hondo" retired he hit 382 lifetime home runs, with 1119 runs batted in, 864 runs scored, and 1774 hits in 16 seasons.
I'm definitely going to design a "nicknames of the 70's" card for him, especially since he had TWO cool ones (mentioned earlier).

3 comments:

  1. Nice touch with the DH note for his position.

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  2. 2 for 2! Gotta start checking up on this site more often!!

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