Tuesday, October 6, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1976 SONNY SIEBERT "1976 PROJECT"

Here's a card I was really psyched to finally be able to create: a 1976 "career capper" of sorts for former pitcher Sonny Siebert, who was wrapping up a very nice 12-year career in 1975.
Take a look:


Siebert is one of those pitchers who flies under the radar in my book as far as good, solid hurlers during the 1960's and 1970's.
Between 1964 and 1972, pitching for the Cleveland Indians and Boston Red Sox, Siebert would post five seasons of sub-3.00 ERA's, five seasons of 14 wins or more, all while pitching for sub-par teams.
He kind of gets grouped in with the Gary Peters, Joel Horlens and such of the world for me.
Anyway, in 1975 he started the season with the San Diego Padres, but found himself off to Oakland where he appeared in the final 17 games of his career, ending up with a 7-6 record with a 3.90 ERA over 23 games before retiring.
He and Jim Perry were two of the tougher guys I had to try and whip up a card for in that awesome 1976 set, so with Siebert complete, I now have to try and find a "real" photo of Perry as an Oakland A's player (as opposed to the Photoshop job I created months ago).

3 comments:

  1. I've been picking up Sonny's cards recently. He was the starting pitcher in the second game I ever attented

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  2. This my 2nd favorite card you have made. 2nd to the 1972 Tony Conigliaro you created. Awaiting your Jim Perry addition.

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  3. This has been an amazing Project my man. The color pic of Jim Perry with Oakland is supposedly out there with a well known baseball collector. Who knows - maybe it will see the light while in our lifetimes...

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