Man, are those some birth control glasses or what?
Tag Archives: Frank Howard
1970 Kellogg’s #6
Bio/Summary: I’ve spoken about Frank before, but I wanted the opportunity to share this card, because I always loved these Kellogg’s cards as a kid. Now, admittedly, this one is before my time, but I think they were really ahead of their time and did the effect much better than Sportflics. And of course I love Frank Howard; he represents old-school DC baseball to me, and this card captures that era so well.
I have a decent handful of Frank Howard cards to get through in the future, but I’ll start this series as I start all series, with one card.
Bio/Summary: Frank Howard was a superstar for the Senators; his legacy still casts a shadow over Washington, as I heard so much about him as the Nationals prepared to come to town. I admit I was not as familiar with him as a Senator as I was Killebrew (who will be featured as a Senator as well), but once I read up on him a bit, I came to like the awkward-looking guy. A nerdy-looking guy who could mash 40 dingers in RFK? Yeah, I saw where that ball landed, too. Very impressive. Anyway, Frank got all the way up to 48 homers in 1969, his career high, and finished his career with 382. I’m impressed with the arc of his OBP as well – going from 320 as a rookie in 1960 all the way up to 416.