Cards That Never Were is a recurring series in which I create virtual trading cards for players missed in various sets over the years. It is a concept I have borrowed from far too many to list, but I appreciate all of their efforts.
Otis Sistrunk did not play college football. After high school, Sistrunk joined the Marines, then played semi-pro football, before being signed by the Norfolk Neptunes of the Continental Football League. In 1972, at the age of 25, Sistrunk signed with the Oakland Raiders. He played seven seasons with the Raiders, appearing in one Pro Bowl and winning one Super Bowl. After retiring, he wrestled for a while in the NWA.
For his efforts, he received Topps cards 1974-1979. That left a missing rookie card. I found a nice picture of Sistrunk in action to give him that missing card.
That is an awesome looking card.
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