in 1972, steve garvey, bill russell and ron cey were each featured on a card in the topps set. none of them, however, had reached the status of warranting an 'in action' card, and in cey's case, he didn't even get a card to himself. until now. i'm filling in the gaps with the gcrl cards that should have been, and i am pretty pleased with the way these ones turned out.
here's the steve garvey in action card that should have been:
first, here's the penguin, on his solo 1972 card
next up is davey lopes
here's the penguin's in action card:
now for the 'in action' backs. as you know, some of these cards had advertisements on the back, some had 'so you think you know baseball' situational quizzes on the back, and some, like reggie smith's, were puzzle backs.
jackie, campy and sandy all had their numbers retired during old-timers day in 1972. sandy actually pitched in the game, which included joe dimaggio, stan musial, mickey mantle and others. i believe this was the game where leo durocher wore his famous uniform that had all the logos of the different teams he had managed.
so, there you have them - the 1972 cards that should have been.