Tuesday, September 29, 2015

NICKNAMES OF THE '70'S #36: THE "TOY CANNON" JIMMY WYNN

Here's a fun card: a "Nicknames of the '70s" card for former slugger Jimmy Wynn.
Take a look:


I used a 1973 template to play around with the cannon icon in the lower right-hand corner, while also giving him a card while he was still in a Houston uniform before he went on to play for the Dodgers and get named to two consecutive all-star starts in 1974 and 1975.
Wynn put up some solid years during his excellent 15-year career.
Eight times he'd top 20 homers, with three of them 30+, while also driving in 100+ runs twice, scoring 100+ runs four times and topping 100 walks six times, two seasons of which he'd lead the National League, with a high of 148 in 1969.
While slugging away, he was also a threat on the base paths, as he'd go on to swipe a total of 225 before retiring, with a high of 43 in 1965.
After a handful of games with the Milwaukee Brewers in the latter half of 1977, he called it a career, finishing with 1100+ runs scored, 1665 hits, 291 homers and 964 runs batted in, with a .250 average thrown in.

3 comments:

  1. Very cool card. Loved Jimmy Wynn and that era of the Astros.

    Love the cannon logo too!

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  2. Love this card! How about a Career Capper for the Toy Cannon?

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