August 08, 2013

New Custom Set: 1978 Topps Traded

So. There are a ton of great interpretations out there on the Web of what an extended series would look like for 1978 Topps. Here's my take: the three-headed design co-opt Topps used for its 1980–81 basketball set. To spice up the idea, I've added noted draft picks from the 1978 drafts. So on top of all-star-caliber players who changed teams either right before the start of or during the season (like Bert Blyleven, Vida Blue, Dennis Eckersley, Gaylord Perry, and Bobby Bonds—twice) and a few common players, I've included somewhere in the neighborhood of 17 draft picks who went on to star in the majors.

This should be a fun project. I'll probably add them to our Facebook page as I complete them. Here's my checklist:

1Bobby BondsWhite Sox
Rawly EastwickPhillies
Mel HallCubs Draft Pick
2Jim EssianA's
Danny HeepAstros Draft Pick
Gaylord PerryPadres
3Bill NorthDodgers
Tim WallachAngels Draft Pick
Shane RawleyMariners
4Cal Ripken Jr.Orioles Draft Pick
Vida BlueGiants
Ryne SandbergPhillies Draft Pick
5Rudy MayExpos
Hubie BrooksMets Draft Pick
Al HraboskyRoyals
6John MayberryBlue Jays
Rick WiseIndians
Bob HornerBraves Draft Pick
7Gene GarberBraves
Kirk GibsonTigers Draft Pick
Pablo TorrealbaWhite Sox
8Ben OglivieBrewers
Jim BoutonBraves
Kent HrbekTwins Draft Pick
9Jerry RemyRed Sox
Manny SanguillenPirates
Bobby BondsRangers
10Steve RenkoA's
Claudell WashingtonWhite Sox
Andy HawkinsPadres Draft Pick
11Rico CartyBlue Jays
Steve BalboniYankees Draft Pick
Willie HortonIndians
12Andy MessersmithYankees
Ken HoltzmanCubs
Dave StiebBlue Jays Draft Pick
13Lloyd MosebyBlue Jays Draft Pick
Andy EtchebarrenBrewers
Bud HarrelsonPhillies
14Mike MorganA's Draft Pick
Dennis EckersleyRed Sox
George HendrickCardinals
15Tom BrunanskyAngels Draft Pick
Bert BlylevenPirates
Jay JohnstoneYankees
16Buddy BiancalanaRoyals Draft Pick
Rick MillerAngels
Nick EsaskyReds Draft Pick

1 comment:

Play at the Plate said...

Those are sharp.