Friday, November 18, 2016

FANTASY COACH CARD- 1973 ELSTON HOWARD

Here’s a card that came out nice: a coach card for Yankee great Elston Howard, who worked with the Yankees in that capacity for most of the decade after his excellent playing career:


Howard, the 1963 American League MVP and heir to the great Yogi Berra behind the plate in the Bronx, came back to the Yanks after finishing his career in Boston as a player, and was a trusted coach through the lean years of the early part of the decade, straight through the World Championship years of 1977 and 1978.
Many of you will remember that Howard was one of the guys in the dugout separating Reggie Jackson and Billy Martin when they were having their much-publicized fight on national television.
A great player and baseball man who sadly died way too young at the age of 51 in 1980.

2 comments:

  1. Perfect period photo too. Based on the pre-doubleknit roadies id peg this shot from 1971 or '72.

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