Today's "Then and Now" subject is a guy who put together a nice 18-year career, former pitcher Juan Pizarro.
Check out my card design:
Pizarro's best years were with the Chicago White Sox between 1961 and 1964 which saw him primarily as a starter, winning 61 games with two seasons of sub-3.00 E.R.A.
1964 was easily his best season, as he posted a 19-9 record with a 2.56 earned run average, four shutouts and 162 strikeouts over 33 starts.
From 1965 until his last season in 1974 he was used mainly as a lefty out of the bullpen, pitching for no less than seven teams: White Sox, Pirates, Red Sox, Indians, A's, Cubs and Astros.
By the time he retired he finished with a 131-105 record, with a 3.43 E.R.A., 17 shutouts, 28 saves and 1522 strikeouts over 488 games, 245 of which were starts.
Although he pitched into the 1974 season, Pizarro's last Topps card was in 1972, that's why I used the 1972 template here.
But I'll be designing a couple of "missing" cards for Pizarro in the near future so keep an eye out for them.