Today I want to begin a new series which will be fun to work on: a "Then and Now" set of legendary players with long careers that ended during the 1970's.
What I will be doing is creating a unique card designed as part of whatever their last year in a Topps set was.
In the case of today's initial player in this series, Bob Gibson, I designed a card as part of the 1975 set commemorating his distinguished career.
Take a look:
The design shows him during his final season, paired with a reproduction of his rookie card, in this case his 1959 Topps card.
No need to get into Gibson's career here, as I've covered it from every angle possible at this point on the blog, and this will also apply to pretty much every one else who will be profiled in this "sub-set".
Next up will be Hank Aaron, and a "Then and Now" card designed for him following the same card concept for the 1976 Topps set.