Here’s a card for a guy that WASN’T missing from the 1976 set, but for his own (good) reasons, “Reader Jim”, for whom I’m doing this “1976 Project”, wanted revised, the “Toy Cannon” Jimmy Wynn:
A fun card to create since he was one of the “all-stars” in my all-time
favorite set, and I was never a fan of his 1976 card showing him in an
airbrush job with the Atlanta Braves.
Wynn didn’t have nearly the success in 1975 that he had the year before,
hitting 18 homers with 58 runs batted in and 80 runs scored, with a low
Nevertheless he started his second straight all-star game for the Dodgers, his only two years in Los Angeles.
He put together a very nice 15-year career that saw him hit 291 homers,
drive in 1224 runs and walk 1427 times, including a league-leading 148
in 1969 while with the Houston Astros, while finishing with a .250