Let's give long-time Detroit Tiger Jim Northrup some "props" and allow me to post my design for a 1976 Topps card capping off his solid Major League career:
In 1975, Northrup concluded a nice 12 year career, suiting up in 84 games for the Baltimore Orioles, mainly in the outfield.
In that partial season of action, he put up solid numbers: a .273 average with five homers and 29 runs batted in.
I think a final card for the guy would have been nice. Don't you?
The first ten years of Northrup's career were as a member of the Detroit Tigers outfield as a steady starter who hit as much as 25 homers (1969) and drove in as much as 90 runs (1968) in a season.
During the Tigers' World Championship season of 1968, he even received some consideration for Most Valuable Player, finishing in 13th place, as he led the Champs in hits and R.B.I.'s (153 and 90 respectively).
It's easy to forget he teamed up with Al Kaline and Willie Horton for years manning the Detroit outfield, making up a very solid threesome out there.
By the time he wrapped up his career in 1975, Northrup finished with a .267 career average along with 153 homers, 610 runs batted in and 1254 hits.