Sunday, July 12, 2015

NICKNAMES OF THE '70'S #32: "HAMMERIN' HANK" AARON

Here's a card I had fun creating: a "Nickname" card for uber-Hall of Fame superstar Hank Aaron.
Check it out:


I used a 1973 template since Aaron was about to topple quite a few all-time Major League numbers, and also had what was arguably his last "Aaron-esque" season in 1973, slamming 40 home runs while driving in 96, with a batting average of .301, slugging .643 and on-base-percentage of .402.
The man was raking that year before playing out his incredible 23-year career through the 1976 season as a member of the Milwaukee Brewers.
What needs to be said here? 
Let his numbers do all the talking: 2174 runs scored, 3771 hits, 624 doubles, 98 triples, 755 home runs, 2297 runs batted in, a .305 batting average no less than 21 all-star selections!
Just tremendous!
He also had eight top-5 finishes for MVP, including taking home the award in 1957, as well as three Gold Gloves won consecutively between 1958-1960.
It's incredible to look at his 15 years of topping 100 or more runs scored, 11 seasons of 100 or more runs batted in, five more seasons of 90+ RBI's, and TWENTY STRAIGHT years of 20 or more home runs.
Almost hilarious to look at! Just incredible…

2 comments:

  1. Has to be considered one of the greatest ever. Just look at the numbers. Near the top in so many categories. Class act too.

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  2. I wish this card were real. It is a beauty!

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