Saturday, December 16, 2023

Cards That Never Were: Bo Eason Topps 1985-'88

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 all of their efforts. More of my creations and many great creations of others can be found in the Custom Baseball Cards Facebook group (and not just baseball cards).
Bo Eason played college ball at California-Davis, before being selected by the Houston Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1984 NFL draft. The defensive back played 38 games in four seasons, grabbing 6 interceptions and recovering four fumbles.
Although he started 16 games in 1985, Topps did not give him a card in that or any set. The fun part of this story is that a friend of Eason's requested these cards through the FB group mentioned above. I was able to quickly knock out all four cards. The only really weak one is the 1986 card, but it's okay.


John Bateman said...

I remember this guy vividly - Hard to believe he only played 38 games - I think I must have saw them all and I did not even live in Houston

Johngy said...

Cool. Thanks for stopping by.