Monday, July 1, 2013

"CAREER CAPPER" #1: 1975 AL KALINE

I always wished Topps got in the habit of producing one last card of a star player after they retired, just so we could look at the final stats of their career and give them a proper send-off in a sense.
Of course, these were the days before the web, so unless you were pulling your Macmillan Baseball Encyclopedia out for every little thing, there wasn't a go-to place to get quick stats as there is today.
Anyway, this post will be the first of many "Career Cappers". These will be cards designed of star players the year after their final "official" card, giving us one last hurrah.
I'll refrain from designing backs at the moment. Not really motivated to delve into that just yet. But I'm sure I'll tackle that in the near future for "completion".
Here I present a 1975 Topps Al Kaline card.
Actually Kaline was a part of the '75 set in a way with his "'74 Highlights" card (#4) commemorating his 3,000th hit. But this design would be a final "regular" card as a player.
Hope you like it, and the other cards that'll be part of this thread...


2 comments:

  1. Nice, did you make this?

    One minor error, it should be DH and/or 1B for the position.

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    1. Good catch! I don't know how I made that mistake.
      I'll leave it "as-is" for now. Kind of an "UER"...
      thanks!

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