Saturday, January 20, 2024

Cards That Never Were: Larry Brown Topps 1977

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).
After a successful career at Kansas State, running back Larry Brown was selected by the Washington Redskins in the eighth round of the 1969 NFL draft. Brown played eight seasons with the Redskins, gaining 5,875 yards for a 3.8 yards per carry average. He also gained 2,485 yards on receptions. All told, he had 55 TDs. On a related note, Brown was hearing-impaired in one ear, resulting in his helmet being fitted with a special ear-piece that relayed the quarterback's snap counts.
For his efforts, Topps gave Brown cards in its sets from 1970-'76. That left a '77 card needing to be done. I found a good pic and filled the void.

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