Monday, July 24, 2017

NOT REALLY MISSING IN ACTION- 1978 MIKE BUSKEY

Here was a fun card to make, a “not so missing” 1978 card for former shortstop Mike Buskey of the Philadelphia Phillies:


Buskey’s entire Major League career were the six games he played between September 5th through October 1st of the 1977 season, and he had a very respectable showing, batting .286 with two hits over seven at-bats including a triple.
Sadly for him it wasn’t enough for the Phillies to give him more of a shot the following year, as he spent it in the Minor Leagues, where he found himself sold to the Houston Astros in September, playing for the Oklahoma City 89ers before finding himself out of baseball for good.
I love creating cards for players who truly has a brief “cup-of-coffee” in the Majors, especially late-season call-ups who tend to be forgotten years later.
In my mind, even ONE appearance in a Major League game is something to be celebrated!

4 comments:

  1. This one is awesome!! Thanks

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  2. This has become my favorite subject of your card creations. Absolutely love this...

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  3. "In my mind, even ONE appearance in a Major League game is something to be celebrated!"

    Couldn't agree more, Gio! Just to get there is a "Major" accomplishment!

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  4. Had to do a double-take - I thought he was wearing uniform number 143!

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