Nate had a monster day in 1972 against the Atlanta Braves, in a double header he hit 5 homerun and had 13 RBI's. That day is remember on this 1977 Topps Turn Back the Clock card.
Nate was originally drafted by the Cardinals in 1964 as an amateur free agent, he was then drafted by the Astros' in the Rule V draft in 1965, then in 1969 the Padres drafted him in the expansion draft. He played in San Diego for six years hitting 163 HR, with a .253 average and 481 RBI's, and playing in the 1971, '72 and '73 All Star game. After the 1974 season he was part of a three team trade that saw him go to the Tigers and several players from the Cardinals end up in San Diego. He split the 1975 season between Detroit and Montreal, and split the 1976 season between Montreal and Oakland. At the end of the 1976 season he retired because of back problems. I believe I got the card from a ebay dealer.
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