Friday, January 17, 2014

1969 Topps Eddie Mathews - 30 Tribute Card Project - Part 13

This part 13 of a continuing 30 tribute card project inspired by this article from Sports Collectors Daily. In previous posts I have shown 4 cards that Topps had produced and 15 cards that I have found on various blogs pages. Now I have my turn: 

Eddie Mathews was the only player to play for the Boston Braves, Milwaukee Braves and the Atlanta Braves. After the 1966 season Mathews was dealt to Houston where he hit his 500th home run in an Astros uniform. Late in 1967 he was traded again to the Tigers. He was used sparingly, playing only in 31 games in 1968. He was able to get another World Series ring with the Tigers. He had a hit and a walk in 4 plate appearances  in the 1968 World Series.

 Here is the list so far. The Black X represents cards produced by Topps, The red X represents those made by other baseball card geeks, and now the blue X represents the cards made by yours truly:

1.       1952 Joe DiMaggio X
2.       1956 Ralph Kiner X
3.       1957 Bob Feller X
4.       1957 Phil Rizzuto X
5.       1957 Jackie Robinson X
6.       1961 Ted Williams X
7.       1962 Jackie Jensen X
8.       1964 Stan Musial X
9.       1964 Early Wynn X
10.   1965 Duke Snider X
11.   1966 Yogi Berra X
12.   1966 Warren Spahn X 
13.   1967 Sandy Koufax X
14.   1967 Robin Roberts X
15.   1968 Whitey Ford X
16.   1969 Rocky Colavito X
17.   1969 Roger Maris X 
18.   1969 Eddie Mathews X
19.   1970 Don Drysdale X
20.   1972 Ernie Banks X
21.   1973 Maury Wills X
22.   1974 Willie Mays 
23.   1977 Hank Aaron X
24.   1977 Frank Robinson X
25.   1978 Brooks Robinson X 
26.   1978 Jim Wynn 
27.   1980 Lou Brock
28.   1980 Thuman Munson X
29.   1984 Johnny Bench X
30. 1984 Carl Yastrzemski X

To be Continued......


  1. I really enjoy this series. I tried my hand at a retirement card for Bobby Orr last summer and have been meaning to do a Gordie Howe. I love these ones that show players with teams you forget they ever played for.

  2. Hello, I'm Jeremy. I like the idea of making cards that never were, and have enjoyed seeing some of the League Leader, All-Star, and final cards you have made. I am working on a lifelong project of making a Topps card for every player that has appeared in the Big Leagues, and making cards for players Topps left off of their sets. It is quite a project, and I am doing it year-by-year, starting with the 1992 Topps set. I am making fronts and backs to my cards, and have put them on a blog called . I would be thrilled if you would check it out and give me any advice. My latest post is a final card of Dave Parker. Thanks for checking out my cards, and keep up the great work on your site. I look forward to checking out future posts!