Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Cards That Never Were: Wayne Granger Topps 1975

Cards That Never Were is a recurring series in which I attempt to virtually create cards for players who were missed in specific Topps sets.  It is a concept I have borrowed from too many to list, but I appreciate all of them.
Wayne Granger had a nine year MLB career (1968-1976) during which he pitched for seven teams, including the Chicago White Sox (and their cool powder blue and red uniforms).  He went 35-35 with 108 saves during his career.  He went 0-0 in his five games with the White Sox in 1974.
Granger received cards in Topps sets from 1969 through 1974 and then one more in 1976.  He was missing from the 1975 set and he could have gotten a career capper in 1977 (for the Montreal Expos fans).
I might get around to working on a 1977 Granger card with him with the Expos, but for now, I will correct the bigger mistake and give him a 1975 White Sox card (with those cool powder blue and red uniforms).
I found a good picture and it worked very easily into the 1975 design.  This is one of the most realistic ones I have created.  I guess his 72/3 innings did not merit a 1975 car, but how could I pass on making it considering those cool red pinstripe uniforms?!

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