Wednesday, January 11, 2012

1975 Calbee Frank Howard

After being released by the Detroit Tigers at the end of the 1973 season, Frank Howard was signed by the Taiheiyo Lions. He had exactly one at bat in 1974. He struck out and injured his back. After retiring from playing Howard continued as a coach for several teams including the Brewers, Yankees, Devil Rays and Mariners and he managed the Padres and the Mets.

The 1975 Calbee cards came in  packages of chips and looked suspiciously similar to the 1975 Topps baseball cards. With a little help from Google Translator, I was able to figure out where to put his name, position and team on the card.

1 comment:

  1. I never heard that story. Nice job on the card though it's necessarily odd looking.