anyway, here's the 1995 topps charlie hough card that should have been
here's the back, with all the career stats befitting a final tribute
i did my best with the diamond vision inset. the only thing not represented at all on the back is the topps watermark under the stats. here's the back of dave weathers' 1995 topps card that i used as a base for the hough
i lifted it from comc as i was too lazy to go dig for one in the basement.
while topps ignored hough, upper deck gave him a spot on the checklist. no 'final tribute' shield, but still. here's his 1995 upper deck card
upper deck came through again with a card for hough in their 1995 collector's choice set - front
nice to see the full career stats, plus a photo of hough with a batting helmet on!
now that the 1978 topps dodgers as players are finished, we will be left with just 1978 topps dodgers as managers (except, perhaps, for the random flashback or some other type of subset card). in 1994, there were again three 1978 topps dodgers managing in the majors, and they, once again, were not recognized by topps in the following year's set. so, i made a 1995 topps card that should have been for tom lasorda
and do something along those lines for the managers.
lasorda again shares space with dusty baker, who was in his second year of managing the rival giants
1995 was lasorda's final full season as the dodgers' manager. he guided them to a 78-66 record in the shortened season (remember, the start of the season was delayed by the lingering players' strike) and won another national league west division title in the process. it was the dodgers' first trip to the postseason since 1988 when they won it all, but this time they were swept in the nlds by the reds, three games to none. as for baker's giants, they finished in last (fourth) place in the newly realigned nl west, 11 games behind lasorda's club.
i've got more managerial cards that should have been to make for 1996 so stay tuned...