Sunday, August 11, 2019

1975 COACH CARD- DUKE SNIDER

I found another great image of Hall of Famer Duke Snider during his brief tenure as a Montreal Expos coach, so I wanted to create a 1975 edition to add to my 1974 version that I created a few years ago, so here goes:


After a Hall of Fame career between 1947 and 1964, mainly slugging his way into the Brooklyn/Los Angeles Dodgers record books, Snider took on a successful role as a play-by-play analyst for both the San Diego Padres and Montreal Expos beginning in 1969 straight through to the late-80’s.
In between, during the 1974 and 1975 seasons, he was the Expos hitting coach, so why not create a coach card for the legend?
I may even go and create a 1976 edition as well in the near future if I can snag another image from the period.

5 comments:

  1. I love that it’s a 50s icon on a card that is just dripping with the 70s.

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  2. Excellent! A great player on one of Topps' best card formats.

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  3. Love that the colors on the card match the uniform .

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  4. In the spring of 1974 I saw an Expos' spring training game in Daytona Beach. I remember seeing Duke Snider there, but he is not listed in this program. Maybe he was just a spring training instructor then.

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