Tuesday, August 12, 2014

1975 Topps Jon Matlack All Star Co-MVP

Going Horizontal

It's been a while since I made a horizontal version of All Star MVP cards. The last I made was the 1972 Joe Morgan card. The 1973 and 74 All Star MVPs were already depicted on horizontal cards so I skipped over those years. I'll make up for it with the 1975 versions. That year there were 2 All Star MVPs, Jon Matlack and Bill Madlock.

The Mets had 2 pitchers representing the team in the 1975 All Star Game. In the bottom of the 5th, Tom Seaver came in with a 3 run lead. A 3 run shot off the bat of Carl Yastrzemski erased the NL's lead. In the bottom of the 6th Seaver was relieved by his teammate. Matlack threw 2 scoreless innings, striking out 4. The Nationals rallied in the top of the 9th to give Matlack a 6-3 win.


  1. Interesting! As a lover all things '75 that kind of blew my mind.

  2. Wow. That got one of those 12yr old me opening a pack and getting a kool Mets card in it kinda WOW. Excellent. I like that you went with splitting the colors vertically. I didn't even think to try that to see how it looked. It looks great :)