Saturday, December 31, 2022

Cards That Never Were: Oliver Luck Topps 1984-'87

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. Many creations (not just baseball) of others can be found on the Custom Baseball Cards Facebook group.
After playing his college ball at West Virginia, Oliver Luck was selected by the Houston Oilers in the 2nd round of the 1982 NFL draft. In his rookie season of 1983, Luck split QB duties with Gifford Nielson and Archie Manning. He played three more years as a backup to future Hall of Famer Warren Moon. All told, in his four seasons, Luck played in 20 games, starting nine. He threw for 2,544 yards with a 56.4% completion percentage and 13 TDs and 21 INTs. Luck is the father of recently retired QB Andrew, who was a teammate and then succeeded Peyton Manning on the Colts.
For his efforts, Luck understandably did not have any cards. I found enough quality pictures to create cards for Luck for all of his missing years.

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