Sunday, May 15, 2016

DEDICATED ROOKIE- 1970 DARRELL EVANS

Today marks the third anniversary of this blog, and I want to thank you all for following all I've covered!
Let's hope for three MORE (at least)!

I just had to do a “dedicated rookie card” for former slugger Darrell Evans, the first man to slug 40+ homers in both the American and National Leagues:


Evans played in the first 12 games of his 21-year career during the 1969 season, getting a taste of where he would produce a solid resume through the 1989 season playing for the Atlanta Braves, San Francisco Giants and Detroit Tigers.
Through it all he was a consistent hitter, topping 20 homers 10-times and collecting over 2000 hits and 1300+ runs scored and RBI’s.
In 1973 he hit 41 home runs for the Braves, becoming the first trio along with Hank Aaron and Davey Johnson to do so as teammates in the same season.
Twelve years later, now a member of the Detroit Tigers, he would lead the American League with 40 homers, becoming, as I stated earlier, the first to do so.
In 1987, at the age of 40, he would blast 34 homers with 99 RBI’s and 100 walks for Detroit, easily one of the best age-40 season we’ve seen come along.
By the time he retired, he would hit 414 home runs, while hitting .248 with two all-star game berths in 2687 games and over 10000 plate appearances.

6 comments:

  1. Hey Gio, congrats on the three year mark. I have been a daily reader for around two years. Thanks for co-mingling our childhoods and our imaginations with your creations.

    I still marvel at Evans' year in 1973. I am still not sure how he and Davey Johnson each hit over 40. Maybe it was people were pitching around Hank Aaron that year. Regardless it was still a major feat in the pre-steroids era. And there's another idea for a highlight card BTW if you haven't done one already!

    Keep up the good work!

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  2. Nevermind...you did one already. You're always ahead of things. LOL.

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  3. Congrats on the three years. Always enjoy reading

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  4. I know this comment is a few days late but I wanted to let you know that your page is one of the first things I check in with, after coffee of course, in the morning. I see a lot of other Topps cards creations but I really think that your creations are among the best. You are very consistent with "period correct" uniforms etc. with the given year of the card assignment at hand. This is a major reason why your cards look so authentic. The 1972 Tony Conigliaro is my favorite with the 1976 Bill Sudakis the other day a close second. Thanks again!!!

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  5. I know this comment is a few days late but I wanted to let you know that your page is one of the first things I check in with, after coffee of course, in the morning. I see a lot of other Topps cards creations but I really think that your creations are among the best. You are very consistent with "period correct" uniforms etc. with the given year of the card assignment at hand. This is a major reason why your cards look so authentic. The 1972 Tony Conigliaro is my favorite with the 1976 Bill Sudakis the other day a close second. Thanks again!!!

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  6. What time is it? It's Howdie Dodee Time....Ha!

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