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.