If I'm going to have a thread creating a sub-set of classic nicknames of the 1970's, you KNOW I have to design a card for Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter.
Take a look:
I chose to use a 1973 card design since Hunter was in the prime of his career around then.
Already a World Champ in 1972, Hunter was on his way to FOUR more championships split between the Oakland A's and New York Yankees, (1973/74 & 1977/78).
One of the first big-name free agents, Hunter went on to a great 15-year career that eventually got him inducted into Cooperstown's hallowed halls.
"Catfish", what a classic nickname! One for the ages…