Gotta Love the Name

by C2Cigars - 16 cards (Last updated on Nov. 30, 2016)


1. 1959 Topps #186 Mudcat Grant


James Timothy "Mudcat" Grant

2. 2004-05 In The Game Franchises US West #215 Mud Bruneteau


Modere Fernand "Mud" Bruneteau

He didn't want one of those long, two-syllable nicknames like "Mudcat".

3. 1969-70 Topps #1 Gump Worsley


Lorne John "Gump" Worsley

He was given his nickname because friends thought he looked like comic-strip character Andy Gump.

4. 1970 Topps #410 Boog Powell


John Wesley "Boog" Powell

5. 1959 Topps #431 Whammy Douglas


Charles William "Whammy" Douglas

Blind in one eye, he only played part of one Major League season in 1957, appearing in 11 games. Yet, never appearing in another MLB game he gets a card in 1959? He had much more success in the minors.

6. 1953 Topps #150 Harry Simpson


Harry Leon "Suitcase" Simpson

Poor Suitcase never got his nickname on the front of his cards.


His childhood nickname was “Goody”. Popular misconception is the nickname was associated with his numerous trades that caused him to constantly be packing his suitcase. But it was sportswriters who likened him to the Toonerville Trolley comicstrip character Suitcase Simpson.

7. 1976 Topps #109 Boobie Clark


Charles Lee "Boobie" Clark

Oh, the memories. Me and my Dad would act like a couple of kids every time they said his name during a game...Boobie! Boobie!

8. 1910 Old Mill Cigarettes T210 #148 Guy Titman


Guy Love Titman

No joke. That's his full name. And it's so true.
We guys love 'em, man.

9. 1961 Nu-Card Scoops #476 Dizzy Dean / Daffy Dean


Jay Hanna "Dizzy" Dean
aka Jerome Herman "Dizzy" Dean

Paul Dee "Daffy" Dean ("Daffy" was only used by the media)

The brothers were part of the Gashouse Gang. Which included teammates Charles Arthur "Dazzy" Vance and Joseph Michael "Ducky" Medwick.

10. 1933-34 World Wide Gum Ice Kings V357 #10 Hap Day


Clarence Henry "Happy" Day

[singing]
Oh, happy day
Oh, happy day
When Jesus washed
When He washed
My sins away

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Comments

Dec. 23, 2015 - 12:59PM
vrooomed

Puddin' Head - http://www.tradingcarddb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/62592/cid/3994032/1980-TCMA-1950-Philadelphia-Phillies-Whiz-Kids-0023-Willie-Jones

Dec. 24, 2015 - 8:37AM
dilemma19

Don't forget Granny:
http://www.tradingcarddb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/26/cid/2416/1952-Topps-221-Granny-Hamner

Dec. 24, 2015 - 7:48PM
dsorek

Best name ever I thought was Fair Hooker - football player from the 70's.

Feb. 17, 2016 - 12:06AM
switzr1

Toe Blake, Dit Clapper, Eddie Shore. Those guys were the greats.

Feb. 17, 2016 - 6:13AM
twinscollector34

Muscat Grant is one of my all-time favorite Twins! 21-7 in 1965, plus he was a great hitter. He homered in the 1965 World Series. Mudcat and Jim Kaat were frequently used as pinch hitters!

Feb. 17, 2016 - 6:43AM
vrooomed

How about "Blue Moon" Odom?

Jul. 14, 2016 - 10:50PM
ranfordfan

Great read for sure Buzz Nutter ...... seriously LOL

Nov. 30, 2016 - 12:03PM
Vvvergeer

Coco Crisp? Gotta have Coco Crisp.

Nov. 30, 2016 - 1:36PM
herkojerko

How about Jim Greengrass

Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:17AM
EbeSPN

Dennis "Oil Can" Boyd

Dec. 15, 2016 - 2:57AM
jlcre2003

My personal favorite: Shooty Babbitt

Feb. 3, 2017 - 6:30AM
gwhy11

Not sure if he has any cards, but my favorite Hockey player name was Seppo Repo. I believe he played for Phoenix in the WHA.



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