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 them.
Jeff Wright was selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the 15th round (388th overall) of the 1971 NFL Draft. He went on to have a solid NFL career, debuting in 1971 and retiring after the 1977 season.
For his efforts, Topps gave him a card in their 1976 and 1977 sets. Those were slightly odd choices. The Vikings had a lot of stars then and Wright's best seasons were 1972-'74. Maybe the cards were sort of a reward for earlier seasons.
In any case, I decided to try to fill in the gaps. As usual, pictures of players back then aren't very plentiful. I did the best I could keeping within the timeline. I created cards for 1975 and 1978, the latter being a "career capper" for Wright.