Tuesday, December 28, 2021

Cards That Never Were: Rusty Lisch 1985 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 far too many to list, but I appreciate their efforts.
After a successful career at Notre Dame, quarterback Rusty Lisch was selected by the (then) St. Louis Cardinals in the 4th round of the 1980 NFL draft. He played four seasons with the Cardinals, appearing in 23 games, going 12-30 for 134 yards with one touchdown and five interceptions.
In 1984, he joined the Chicago Bears. He appeared in eight games, going 42-85 for 413 years, with no touchdowns and 6 interceptions.
Topps did not give Lisch any cards during his career. That isn't unusual, considering his playing time and the amount of cards Topps would include in each set. There aren't many pictures of Lisch to be found, but I did come across a picture of him with the Bears. I immediately made a 1985 card to commemorate his time with the Bears. This "career capper" will have to be his only card, until I find any other pictures of him with the Cardinals.

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