Thursday, May 30, 2013

1975 Topps M.V.P. and R.O.Y. Cards: 1960-1969

In 1960, both Hanson and Howard had "Rookie Star" cards. Following the same train of thought I used on the 1959 ROY card, I wanted a regular issue card. I created a standard 1960 card for Frank Howard. Looking at it now in comparison to the Maris and Groat cards, both photos I used should have been zoomed in quite a bit to match the original set.

For the 1961 ROY card I needed to create only the Don Schwall card.

Here is a switch. The only "Card That Never Was" is the one created by Topps. Maury Wills was famously missing from the Topps sets until 1967, but they made one for their 1975 MVP subset.

For the 1963 card things got a little different for me. Both Rose and Peters appeared on multi-player "Rookie Stars" cards. For consistency, I created standard cards for them. But I wonder if Topps might have gone in a different direction:



Once again, both ROY winners appeared on multi-player rookie cards in 1964. This time, I didn't create either of these "Cards That Never Were". For the "Richie" Allen card, I had to bow to the master of all things Dick Allen, the Dick Allen Hall of Fame blog. For the Oliva card, I lifted it from the Topps 1989 "Turn Back the Clock" subset:

Once again, in 1965 both players were on multi-player rookie cards and I made regular issue cards for them.

Ditto for 1966.

And 1967...

And 1968.

In 1969 Lou Piniella appeared on his 3rd multi-player rookie card on his 3rd different team (Senators, Indians & Pilots). However none of them would be the team he played for when he won Rookie of the Year honors. For the 1969 card I had to make Piniella's first Royals card as well as a rookie card for Sizemore.


  1. 1966 ROY not showing.

    Great work on the rest.

  2. Love this ROY idea - the Rose and Carew rookie cards you created are particularly enjoyable. Thanks!