Tuesday, January 21, 2014

1980 Topps Lou Brock - 30 Tribute Card Project - Part 15 of 15

This the 15th and final part 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: 

Here is a shot of Lou Brock that I've been waiting for an excuse to use. I stole, er "borrowed", it from the Topps Vault. He just looks so bad-ass in those shades. This would have been a much more fitting tribute to the stolen base king than the highlight card he shared with Yaz in the 1980 set. I'm not sure why the photo was framed with the background on an angle but I decided not to level it when I saw that it seemed to parallel the pennants used on the 1980 design. 

 Here is the complete list. 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 X
27.   1980 Lou Brock X
28.   1980 Thuman Munson X
29.   1984 Johnny Bench X
30. 1984 Carl Yastrzemski X


  1. Love the shades on this one. Thanks for doing these!

  2. Great work. Now please go back and make backs for all 30! :)

  3. Thanks but that sounds too much like work. ;)

  4. That is a great picture and a great looking card. Nice job!

  5. To be honest i am a huge fan of an baseball and i am happy to see that those card that i have is been a card of the day and they are really great.