Gotta Love the Name

by C2Cigars - 16 cards (Last updated on Sep 27, 2021)



1. 1959 Topps #186 Mudcat Grant


James Timothy "Mudcat" Grant

RCOTD 24 Septemper 2008


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 #NNO 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-Cards 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 "Happy" 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.
Apr 30, 2018 - 3:31PM
Vvvergeer

And now I've discovered Harry "the Hat" Walker." I have not researched the origin of his nickname, but I love that it appears on the front of this card.

http://www.tradingcarddb.com/ViewCard.cfm/sid/18/cid/26140/1949-Bowman-130-Harry-Walker?PageIndex=1

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Apr 30, 2018 - 3:32PM
Vvvergeer

Ah, the origin is right on the back of the card...

Apr 30, 2018 - 7:50PM
PapaG321

There's Raghib "Rocket" Ismail (had younger brothers Qadry nicknamed " The Missile" and Sulaiman nicknamed "The Bomb")



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