Monday, February 27, 2012

1969 Topps Mike Hegan All Star

Seattle Pilots CTNW Fan Favorites #1

I'm putting together 5 "Cards That Never Were" fan favorites from each team. These are not necessarily the 5 best players from the franchise. So as David Letterman used to say before Stupid Pet Tricks, "This is only an exhibition. This is not a competition. Pleaseno wagering."

Mike Hegan was the only Pilot selected to the All Star team. However he couyld not play due to an injury and was replaced by first baseman Don Mincher. Hegan also has the distinction of hitting the first homerun for  the Pilots. In his 1969 season with the Pilots he hit .292 a full 50 points higher than his career average. 


  1. Although the Pilots were before my time, they mean a lot to a Mariner fan. These Pilots cards you are making are awesome!

  2. Excellent picture of Hegan at the plate. I didn't realize that the scrambled eggs and stripe above the bill were also on the Pilots batting helmet.

  3. Any chance of posting the actual complete black and white photo of Mike Hegan used in this card? Great Work!

  4. I found it using Google Images. If you want I can email you the file.

    1. Sounds like a great idea--always looking for Pilots photos. Thank you!