Thursday, August 31, 2017

A RE-DO FOR THE 1973 FRANK ROBINSON CARD

Today I have for you a re-done 1973 card for the great, and somehow underrated Hall of Fame slugger Frank Robinson, straight up as a Los Angeles Dodgers player since all he had to show for his time in L.A. Is the “traded” card in the 1972 ground-breaking sub-set:


Now, I did create a re-done card for him as an Angel way back when, but came across this image of him and it was too cool to pass up!
He’d have a great year for California in 1973, posting the final 30+ homer season of his magnificent career while driving in 97 runs in the newly formed “DH” role.
Of course, he’d soon move on to Cleveland where he would soon become the first African-American manager in Major League history, while wrapping up his playing career to the tune of 586 home runs, 2943 hits, 1829 runs scored and 1812 runs batted in.
Only in an age that also saw the likes of Hank Aaron, Mickey Mantle, Willie Mays and Roberto Clemente could a guy like Robinson (and former teammate Vada Pinson, among others), get overlooked!
An amazing era of baseball to say the least!

6 comments:

  1. Sweet!

    You struck gold again, Gio! 😊

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  2. Looks good...I always hated that cheesy airbrushed action shot they used in '73.

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  3. A fitting way to celebrate Robinson's 82nd birthday!

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