Saturday, December 12, 2015

"1976 PROJECT" REVISED 1976 JIMMY WYNN

Here’s a card for a guy that WASN’T missing from the 1976 set, but for his own (good) reasons, “Reader Jim”, for whom I’m doing this “1976 Project”, wanted revised, the “Toy Cannon” Jimmy Wynn:


A fun card to create since he was one of the “all-stars” in my all-time favorite set, and I was never a fan of his 1976 card showing him in an airbrush job with the Atlanta Braves.
Wynn didn’t have nearly the success in 1975 that he had the year before, hitting 18 homers with 58 runs batted in and 80 runs scored, with a low .248 average.
Nevertheless he started his second straight all-star game for the Dodgers, his only two years in Los Angeles.
He put together a very nice 15-year career that saw him hit 291 homers, drive in 1224 runs and walk 1427 times, including a league-leading 148 in 1969 while with the Houston Astros, while finishing with a .250 batting average.

4 comments:

  1. Nice card. Underrated player for sure.

    http://www.hardballtimes.com/blast-from-the-past-jimmy-wynn/

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  2. Looks great. It goes well with the '76 Topps All-Star cards of Garvey and Cey.

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  3. Love this card! I still have the Wynn card from a pack I opened in 1976 - the first year I collected cards. I must say this is a major improvement on the airbrushed Braves card! I agree Toy Cannon was much underrated. He'd be much more appreciated in today's Moneyball world!

    I'd also love to see a Career Capper of Wynn in the 1978 design!

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  4. Really fits in the 9 pocket folder well when placed next to Garvery and Cey's cards....! Great stuff Gio!

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