Friday, November 14, 2014

NICKNAMES OF THE '70'S #13: "THE HUMAN VACUUM CLEANER" BROOKS ROBINSON

Here's a card I know will make blog follower Johnny Cabrera happy,  A "Human Vacuum Cleaner" card for Brooks Robinson in my "Nicknames of the '70s" series.
Take a look:


We all know the story: 16 Gold Gloves (consecutively from 1960-1974), a fielding clinic in the 1970 World Series against the Cincinnati Reds (for which he was named M.V.P.), and the gold standard all other third basemen have been held up against since he retired after the 1977 season after 23 years.
He also took home an A.L. M.V.P. in 1964 while getting named to 18 All-Star teams, eventually getting his #5 retired while being named to the "All-Century" team in 1999.
The man was just awesome!
A Hall of Fame player through and through, he was inducted on his first ballot in 1983, getting named to 92% of the ballots cast.

3 comments:

  1. Great card. As bland as the regular cards were, I I always loved the non-standard cards of the 1970 set like league leaders, rookie cards, etc. This one looks like it belongs.

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  2. Wow, excellent. I'm a huge Brooks fan, since 12 yrs old, and I am happy as well. Thank you sir!

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  3. Okay Gio! I'm happy!! Yes Tony this card looks like it belongs...

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