Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Cards That Never Were: 1970 Topps Tony Muser

Cards That Never Were is a recurring series in which I create virtual cards for players who were skipped in a regular set.  It is a concept I have borrowed from too many to list, but I appreciate them all.
Former first baseman Tony Muser played parts of nine seasons in the majors.  He debuted in 1969 with the Boston Red Sox.  He spent 1970 in the minors, before being traded to the Chicago White Sox.  He played parts of 1971-75 with the White Sox, before being traded to the Baltimore Orioles during the 1975 season.  He played in Baltimore through 1977.  He spent one season with the Milwaukee Brewers before retiring.
Muser had Topps baseball cards from 1973-1978.  Therefore, he is missing in the 1970, 1972 and 1979 sets.
I found no pictures of Muser from 1971, nor any of him as a player for the Brewers, but I did find a usable shot of him with the Red Sox.  Therefore, I created the 1970 Topps card that never was, but should have been (at least in my eyes).
As always, if the other two pictures show up somewhere, I will be certain to create the 1972 and 1979 versions.  Until then, I am happy with this Card That Never Was.

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