Friday, April 15, 2016

FANTASY COACH CARD: 1975 WILLIE MAYS

Here’s a fantasy coach card of the “Say Hey Kid” Willie Mays just after he closed out his legendary Major League playing career:


After Mays hung up his God-like cleats in 1973, he stayed on with the Mets as a hitting instructor for a few years until 1979, the very same year he would be elected to the Hall of Fame among the other all-time greats.
Would have been really cool to open Topps packs as a kid in the 1970’s, finding cards of guys you always heard about but never got to see play or on a card during their playing careers!
Lot’s of fun creating these, and look for a bunch more in the near future.

4 comments:

  1. In the early 1980's when I was a teenager opening packs of Donruss, I was largely "meh" about pulling cards of coaches, but now that most teams' coaches are guys I saw play, I freakin' love the idea of coaches cards.

    ...And I love the idea of going back and making coaches cards for legends like Willie Mays. Nice job!

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  2. Looks great, although the signature should be black instead of blue.

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  3. The Big Red Machine of the 70s had "Big Klu" on their staff. I always wondered if the '72-74 A's had any legends on their coaching staff?

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