I've decided to add a little variety to this blog. I am going to include the occasional Hockey and Football card. In my last post I said that the Keith Magnuson card was my first hockey card. I was wrong. I forgot about this. I have also changed my background from baseball card packs to include football and hockey packs too.
This is not my first football card. I made a few cards for my fantasy football team. I've also used football card formats a few times for baseball cards. But this is my first strictly football card that never was.
Payton was the Bears number 1 pick in 1975. Could you imagine a set these days not including a number one pic? The other thing these sets were lacking is action shots. There were action shots in this era but they were few and far between. I think one of the reasons was the fact that Topps didn't have the rights to reproduce the team logos. I played with the idea of "airbrushing" the logo off Walter's helmet to look more "authentic". I decided to keep the photo the way it is. Ultimately the cool looking scuffs on the helmet outweighed my desire for "authenticity".