Thursday, February 15, 2018

Cards That Never Were: Jack Marin 1977-78 Topps

Cards That Never Were is a recurring series in which I create virtual trading cards for players missed in various sets.  It is a concept I have borrowed from too many others to mention, but I appreciate all of their efforts.
Jack Marin was selected fifth overall by the Baltimore Bullets in the 1966 NBA Draft.  He made his debut in the 1966-67 season and stayed with the Bullets through the 1971-72 season.  He spent a season and a half in Houston before joining the Buffalo Braves (now the Los Angeles Clippers).  He played with the Braves until early in the 1975-76 season when he joined my beloved Chicago Bulls.  He finished that season and played one more, before retiring after the 1976-77 season.
Marin appeared on his first Topps card in their 1969-70 set.  He got a card in every set through the 1976-77 set.  The first two misses are hard to correct.  Coverage of the NBA back then was scarce.  I did find a couple nice pictures for Marin's "career capper" 1977-78 card with the Bulls.  I don't usually create 2 cards from the same set, but I liked both of these images and Marin was one of my favorites.

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