Tuesday, November 3, 2015

NICKNAMES OF THE '70'S #38: "MAD DOG" BILL MADLOCK

Let’s go and give former four-time batting champ Bill Madlock a “nickname card of the 70’s” shall we?
Take a look at my card for “Mad Dog”:

I used the 1977 template since he was fresh off two consecutive batting titles while with the Chicago Cubs.
He’d go on to win two more as a member of the Pittsburgh Pirates in 1981 and 1983 as well, putting him in rare company with four or more such titles.
He’d put in a very nice 15-year career which would see him top 2000 hits, a .305 average and get named to three all-star teams while playing for the Rangers, Cubs, Giants, Pirates, Dodgers and Tigers before retiring after the 1987 season.
Here’s to “Mad Dog” and his excellent career!

6 comments:

  1. You always get such great photos. Nice layout.

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  2. Great looking card... but... Madlock played third base with the Cubs, not the outfield.

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  3. I remember the Cubs being the only team in that 1977 set that didn't have a single game-action card so this is nice to see!

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  4. Never new that about the 77 Cubs team set. Love this card but the set is one of my least favorite of the 70's. Not that there is anything really wrong with the set but it just never really grabbed me. Kind of a white version of the 1971 set. The 87 Topps football set is very similar in styling.

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  5. OK. Now how about doing a '77 Topps Traded card of Madlock on the Giants?

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