12.26.2008

Card of the Moment VII



The card of the moment is of Fred Norman from the altogether forgettably-designed 1973 Topps. I'm not a big fan of this design, since the previous year's design was my favorite from the 70's. And you gotta love-hate those Padre uniforms from that era. Notice all the fans in the stands, too? Those were not the headiest days for the Pads. 

Norman was an average pitcher, having "hurled for 9 differnt minor league teams in 12 years." He did post a 3.33 and 3.44 ERA for the Padres in 1971 and 1972, but only won 3 and 9 games, respectively, after getting slammed for an 11.25 ERA for the Cards. All in all, he had a decent career to this point with an ERA of 4.03, but only winning one-third of his decisions (14-28). 

No, this is not an exceptional player. But his card caught my eye for this reason only:


2 comments:

deal said...

definitely belongs in the topps cartoon HOF

Cardboard Addiction said...

For some reason, I can't but help think, maybe Fred preferred the fellas