Wednesday, August 9, 2017

GIMMIE A DO-OVER: 1972 "IN-ACTION" RON SANTO

I have always wanted to re-do the 1972 Ron Santo “In-Action” card, so today I’ll post it up here, for better of for worse:

Re-done custom
Original back in 1972

It’s not that I hate the image Topps used for the original, but I have always had a problem with an image on a card that had the subject-player BEHIND another player, no matter what the composition.
On this card that catcher, I believe the San Francisco Giants Dick Dietz, has much more prominent a position on the card, and man that never sits right with me.
Nevertheless, I found a nice time-period shot of the all-time Cubs great third baseman up at bat, so I decided to use it for the card.
Great player who finally got his due in Cooperstown way too late in my opinion. Sometimes the player should be considered for more than just stats or dominance (Vada Pinson, Steve Garvey, Dave Parker, Dick Allen, et al).

2 comments:

  1. Your argument immediately reminded me of the '77 Topps Bobby Murcer card.

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