Time to give former slugger George "Boomer" Scott a "Nickname of the 70's" card in my on-going series.
Take a look at what I came up with:
A colorful card to say the least, just screaming "1970's baseball"!
What a bad-ass Scott looked like back then! Right out of some biker movie right?
Scott was in his prime in 1975, hence the '75 template for the card.
That season was arguably his best in 14-years of Major League ball, leading the American League in both homers and runs batted in with 36 and 109 respectively.
Overall he put together an excellent career playing for the Red Sox, Brewers, Royals and Yankees between 1966 and 1979, slamming 271 home runs with 1051 RBI's, 1992 hits and a .268 batting average.
Defensively all he managed to do was take home eight Gold Gloves for his work at first base, and though he was only named to three all-star games, he garnered MVP attention in seven seasons, or half his career!
Not too shabby to say the least...