Thursday, April 28, 2016

TBT - New York Mets Edition

Throwback Thursday

Ok this will be a quick and dirty post I will try to actually publish every Thursday. I will make a retro card of a current player from the era of the throwback uni he is wearing. I will also post an actual card from that era as a comparison point.

Earlier this month the Mets celebrated the 30th anniversary of their 1986 World Series championship by donning the uniforms they wore that season. Here is "Captain America" David Wright. And as a point of comparison, here is the 1986 card of World Series MVP Ray Knight
As you can see it is a fairly true representation.  As a side note, the person who actually designed these iconic uniforms has a terrific Mets blog. If you are reading that from a Cub fan then you know it must be good. Click here to check it out.
I just want to update this post with a link to The Shlabotnik Report. He has been making his own brand of virtual cards on his blog for a few years now. And he has also been pairing up throwback uni's with their appropriate era cards. These have been "inserts" in his virtual packs. 

Let's face it, "Cards That Never Were"  was never an original idea. This blog grew out of a weekly feature of a now defunct blog I used to do. And that idea was taken from other bloggers and the card manufacturers themselves. But I have to give credit where credit is due. 

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