“Hot Stove” Custom – Brad Ausmus Replaces Leyland As The Tigers’ Manager

2013-14 TSR Hot Stove #3A - Brad Ausmus

I actually don’t have a lot to say about this particular custom, other than that the Tigers cap logo was lifted from an image of Jim Leyland… So it’s like the passing of the torch.  Kind of.  Sort of.  In a matter of speaking.

Oh, I should mention, for those who may be coming in through search engines or other means, that this is another custom card from my “Hot Stove” set reflecting off-season changes.  The card’s design is based on the 1959 Bazooka set.

Beyond that, I think everybody knows the deal with Ausmus.  No managing experience, put in charge of a team with high expectations, yada yada yada.

Here’s a fun fact about Brad Ausmus:  Between 1996 and 2000 he was traded from the Tigers to the Astros, back to the Tigers and then back again to the Astros.  In the first two of these trades, C.J. Nitkowski was traded along with him.

Not enough for you?  I do feel like I need to do something else with this post… Um… How about a parallel version?  Here’s a mini.  Yay.
2013-14 TSR Hot Stove #3A - Brad Ausmus

Next week I’ll get back to customs of players.  I’ve got two in mind, we’ll see what happens.

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