Saturday, November 21, 2020

Cards That Never Were: David Posey 1979 Topps

Cards That Never Were is a recurring series in which I create virtual trading cards for players missed in various sets over the years. It is a concept I have borrowed from far too many to list, but I appreciate all of their efforts. More of my creations and thousands from others (and not just baseball, despite the name) can be found in the Custom Baseball Cards on Facebook.
Kicker David Posey played college ball at Florida. He was selected by the San Francisco 49ers in the 9th round of the 1977 NFL Draft. He did not make the roster, but resurfaced with the New England Patriots in 1978. It seems regular kicker John Smith was injured in '78, paving the way for Posey to kick for the team. Posey played only one season in the NFL. In 11 games, he was 11 for 22 on field goals and 29 of 32 on extra point attempts.
Topps opted to give incumbent Smith a card, despite him appearing in only three games. I can't argue with that decision, but I can give Posey a card which is a "rookie" card and a "career capper" all in one.

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