Thursday, April 21, 2016

TBT - Pittsburgh Pirates 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.

This week I'm doing Pirates second baseman, Josh Harrison from a recent game against the Brewers. By comparison here is a 1980 card of Phil Garner. As you can see the Pirates made a pretty good match except for the hosiery.

The only other thing missing is the Stargell Stars on the cap. These were originated in 1978. Willie Stargell would give them out to players in recognition of a good play or a good game. The buzzkills in the MLB front office nixed the rebirth of the stars when the Pirates attempted to use them during the 2013 playoffs.


  1. Nice job on the custom! Extra credit for matching it up with Phil Garner in a (mostly) matching uniform.

  2. Thanks Warren. But, I can't take credit for the idea. Look at:

    In his 2016 series he's been doing the same thing as an insert. I must've subconsciously lifted this idea from him.