before i move on to the 1980 installment of the 1978 topps dodgers, i have one more card that should have been in 1979. i know it is unrealistic of me to have thought that the card would have been something that topps might have done, especially since they didn't have a card for lyman bostock in the set, and they hadn't featured a coach on a card since 1974. still, it would have been nice to recognize jim gilliam, the dodgers' first base coach who passed away just before the 1978 world series.
i had previously created another card that should have been that showed the patch, and then i received this card from captain canuck the other day - a 2007 upper deck sweet spot classics reggie smith card
while i was dabbling with the 1979 design, i figured i should make a card for andy messersmith, so i used a photo from the 1979 photo album (it might have been the yearbook - i scanned it a long time ago). as much as i appreciate the 1979 andy messersmith o-pee-chee card, here is the 1979 topps messersmith card that should have been
derrel thomas and gary thomasson are jealous.
let's see how long this takes, shall we?
17 hours ago