Saturday, January 6, 2024

Cards That Never Were: Pat Toomay Topps 1971-'73, '75, '77-'80

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.

After an excellent career at Vanderbilt, Pat Toomay was selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the sixth round of the 1970 NFL draft. The defensive end played five seasons with the Cowboys, followed by one each with the Buffalo Bills and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Toomay was on the 0-16 Buccaneers team. He finished his career with three seasons with the Oakland Raiders, where he really seemed to find a home. In his ten seasons, Toomay had 62 sacks, eight fumble recoveries and two interceptions, running one back for a touchdown.

For his efforts, Topps only gave Toomay two cards, one in 1974 and'76. That left eight cards to be created. I found suitable pics for all, but got help with the 1980  Lynn from the Facebook group Custom Baseball Cards did his usual awesome job on the '80 card. Despite the name, Custom Baseball Cards features all sorts of cards, including nonsports cards, and Lynn is one of the best in the group.

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