Wednesday, October 15, 2014

DEDICATED "ROOKIE CARDS" #8: 1976 RON GUIDRY

Seems like I'm a bit Ron Guidry heavy recently, with a "highlight" card, a "nickname" card, and now a "dedicated rookie" card.
Then again, why not?! I STILL love Guidry and everything he did for the Yankees as I was growing up!
I always wanted to create a dedicated rookie for him, since his actual rookie card from the 1976 set is both a multi-player (ugh) AND uses a horrible almost-unrecognizable photo of him without his mustache.
As a matter of fact, in 1976 he already was sporting his 'stache, so I found an "early" image of him to use on this card-creation, though I find the info on the photo suspect, as it states it's from 1975 (no way).
Nevertheless, here's my 1976 Topps "Dedicated Rookie" for "Louisiana Lightning":


Thanks for the memories Ron!!!!
#49 forever!

1 comment:

  1. I don't remember for sure, but I think that 1976 was the last year that I "also liked the Yankees"... before I learned that one cannot be a Mets fan AND a Yankees fan ...and before that big ass (Steinbrenner) signed the other big ass (Reggie).

    ...But even as a Mets fan, I've always had respect for Guidry. And I've always loved 1976 Topps... So when it comes to this custom, I say "What's not to like?"

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