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 have borrowed from far too many to list, but I appreciate all of their efforts.
After a great carer at the University of Texas, running back Jim Bertelsen was selected in the second round of the 1972 NFL Draft, thirtieth overall, by the Los Angeles Rams. He went in to play five seasons for the Rams, gaining rushing 2,466 yards (for a 4.0 average) and scoring 16 touchdowns.
For his efforts, Topps gave Bertelsen cards in their sets from 1974 through 1976. Since he was missing a 1973 rookie card and a '77 career capper card, I filled in those gaps.