Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Cards That Never Were #13

1976 Topps - Mike Squires

Johngy's Beat has many special requests, when it comes to custom cards. I love the challenges, but many challenges were waiting for me with this request.

One: I could not find any Mike Squires pictures in the red and white uniform.

Johngy eventually solved that by sending me a high resolution picture. The only downside was that I'd have to wait. It was sent literally hours after my hard drive crashed.

Two: Lack of access to my programs and files. Again, with the hard drive crashed, it was impossible to get anything regarding custom cards done.

Three: I never noticed before, but there is no first baseman standalone card for the White Sox in the 1976 Topps set. Go ahead and look. You won't find one. Which is why I had to make my own. Digitally underneath lies "Pops".

Carlos May was the regular first baseman in 1975, but he was listed as an outfielder in the 1976 Topps set.

Mike made his MLB debut on September 1, 1975. He appeared in 20 games, all at first base. Apparently, this wasn't enough to warrant a card in the 1976 set. This has now been corrected. Enjoy!


Johngy said...

You are THE MAN!
Thanks for your excellent work.
I'll check your want list next week and see if I can put another dent in it.
Happy New Year.

Anonymous said...

Your creations do look great.

Matt Runyon said...

looks great!

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