Saturday, April 30, 2016

Cards That Never Were: Dave Rosello 1975 Topps

"Cards That Never Were" is a series of virtually created cards to make up for the real cards that were missed for whatever reason.  It is a concept I borrowed from too many bloggers to list, but I thank them all.
Dave Rosello made his major league debut by appearing in five games for the 1972 Chicago Cubs.  He appeared in 16 games in 1973, to earn an appearance on a "Rookie Shortstops" multi-player card in the 1974 Topps set.
He played 62 games in 1974, but Topps ignored him in the 1975 set.  He reappeared in the 1976 set.  He followed that with cards in 1977 and 1978.  He did not play in the majors in 1978 and therefore did not get a 1979 card.
He played for the Indians from 1979 through 1981.  He got a card in 1980 and 1982, but not in 1981, despite playing in a career high 71 games in 1981.
This is the type of oddity that baffles me (and other card collectors) and forces us to make cards that never were.  Unfortunately, I don't have another picture of him with the Indians.  I cannot create the 1981 Topps card without that picture, but I did create a 1975 card for Rosello.

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