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 LSU, quarterback David Woodley was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the 8th round of the 1980 NFL draft. He got off to a solid start, guiding the Dophins to a 24-10-1 record in his first three seasons.
The Dolphins drafted another quarterback in 1983 however and that sealed Woodley's future. Dan Marino would go on to a Hall of Fame career and Woodley would last just one more season in Miami. He then moved on to the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he played for two more seasons, before retiring.
For his efforts, Topps gave Woodley cards in their sets from 1981-'83. That left '84-'86 without any Woodley cards. I set out to correct this omission and I got a little help from a friend. Lynn Phelps of the Custom Baseball Cards Facebook group created the 1986 card. Together we have completed the Woodley set.