Here’s another fantasy 1970 card, this time of future Hall of Fame pitcher Sandy Koufax, who had his career cut short because of injury:
“What if” the man was able to keep on pitching after the age of 30?
By 1970 he would have only been 34 during what would have been his 16th year pitching in the Majors.
Could he have kept up the astronomical pace he had going between 1962
and 1966? Could he have thrown MORE no-hitters? Could he have won more
than three Cy Young Awards?
I always wondered what HE would have accomplished during 1968, the “year of the pitcher”. Could have been ridiculous!
Sadly we all know how his career ended abruptly after another masterful
season in 1966, leaving us with all the “what if’s” we could come up
with for the next 50 years since his retirement.
Can you imagine if he was able to pitch until 36? We’d have Koufax cards up until 1972 or so.
Would have been awesome, so I think I’ll create them all. Keep an eye out over the next few months as I put them on my list...