Here's a nice looking "missing" In Action card for the 1972 thread I've been running: a Rusty Staub example:
What makes this card interesting, as many of you already know, is that Staub didn't actually have ANY cards in the 1972 (or 1973) sets.
So a while back I designed a "missing" 1972 stock card for him, and here we have the "In Action" compliment.
Also, the irony that the in-game action is against the Mets doesn't escape me, since Staub would actually become a New York Met because of a trade in April of '72.
When I designed the "missing" 1972 Staub a while back, I created two, one as an Expos player, and the other as a Mets player.
For the in-game action, I went with him as an Expo, mainly because of the nice shot I found.
As for Staub himself, the man is generally underrated and forgotten outside of New York (and maybe Louisiana), considering he totaled over 2700 hits, 290 homers, 1450 runs batted in, 1100 runs scored, and just under 500 doubles.
A six-time all-star, he put together a borderline Hall-worthy 23-year career, and excelled for every team he played for: Astros, Expos, Mets, Tigers and Rangers.
Seeing that the most support he ever received for the Hall was 7.9% in 1994 is a bit disappointing, to say the least.