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.