A LONG while back I created a 1976 “career capper” for the great Bob Gibson, since I feel players of this caliber deserve one last card showing their entire set of stats (just me, I know).
However, once I started the “1976 Project” for “Reader Jim”, he asked
for me to create another version with a Topps Vault shot, fitting in
with the true look and feel of the 1976 set.
So here it is:
Again, I have always felt it would have been awesome to gawk at the
COMPLETE stats of a great player once they retired, just to get the true
numbers in an age before internet and “answers-at-out-fingertips”.
In this case here was a two-time Cy Young Winner, World Series dynamo
and at the time only the second pitcher to record 3000+ career
strikeouts in Major League history.
Luckily all these years later, where anyone can design whatever card
they feel like creating, we can crank these creations out, fulfilling
those holes in our mental collections!