Saturday, November 11, 2023

Cards That Never Were: Terry Hanratty 1970, '72, '73, '75 & '77

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 starring at Notre Dame, QB Terry Hanratty was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 2nd round of the 1969 NFL draft. Hanratty started 17 (appearing in 64) games over the next seven seasons with the Steelers. He finished his career in 1976 with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Overall, he threw for 2,510 with 24 TDs and 35 interceptions, almost all with Pittsburgh.
For his efforts, Tops gave Hanratty cards in the 1971, '74 and '76 sets. I filled in the gaps, with a little help from Lynn (of the aforementioned FB group). The 1970 card was created by Lynn from the Custom Baseball Cards Facebook group. The 1977 card isn't the best, but he only appeared in three games, throwing 14 passes, making pictures scarce.

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