Wednesday, November 16, 2016


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!


  1. I'm totally with you regarding the joys of complete career stats on the back.
    Maybe someday when you've finally exhausted creating all the cards you can dream of, you can go back and make backs for all of them! :)

  2. I'm a big fan of career capper cards. Unfortunately, there is an error on the back of Tony Gwynn's 2002 Topps card (2001 was his final season), as it mistakenly shows only 7 of his 8 batting titles.



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