Thursday, March 17, 2016

NICKNAMES OF THE '70'S #43: WALT "NO NECK" WILLIAMS

Time for me to create a “Nickname of the 70’s” card for one of the best of the decade: Walt “No Neck” Williams.
Check it out:


Williams, who sadly passed away this past January at the age of 72, had the best year of his 10-year career in 1969, so I went with a 1970 template in honor of his .304 average for the Chicago White Sox.
What a classic nickname this guy had! And his cards clearly showed us why he was tagged with it.
I especially LOVE his 1974 Topps card while with the Indians, cool shades and all.
Williams retired with a respectable .270 lifetime average, playing for the Houston Colt .45’s, White Sox, Indians, and finally the New York Yankees before finding himself out of the Majors at a young 31 years of age.
But oh that nickname!!!
Rest in Peace brother....

1 comment:

  1. He was truly an underrated player. If he had played entirely in New York, he'd have been a megastar.

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