Friday, September 2, 2016

FANTASY ACTION 1971 CARD FOR MICKEY MANTLE

OK, so I guess I wasn’t completely done with my “fantasy” Mickey Mantle cards, since I wanted to create an action card for him in the set like some of those other awesome Yankee cards: White, Munson, Woods, McDaniel, etc.
So this is what I came up with and I think it came out really well:


I tried as hard as possible to get the same feel as those other cards I mentioned above, since they are all some of my favorites, and I feel some of the best action cards Topps ever produced (again, leading to the mystery of the horrid “action” cards the following few years).
Anyway, would have been special to have Mantle play into the 1970’s, padding those career numbers and giving us some more cards to hunt down and collect!

5 comments:

  1. This is the best attempt anyone has made to create a 1971 Topps fantasy card for Mickey Mantle. Well done!

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  2. Awesome card. Love the Yanks color scheme on the '71s

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  3. Yes, looks great! But I still think it'd be cool/funny if you photoshopped him into a Mets uniform, imagining that in this parallel universe where Mantle was still playing into the 70s, he would have gone the way of Yogi and Mays finishing out his playing career with the Mets.

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  4. ^^^ defgav, that's utter blasphemy for any Yankees fan

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  5. Remarkable! Very well done card. It would definitely fit with the set.

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