Sunday, March 9, 2014
Catching Up On Requests
They will be added to existing pages.
These go out to Anonymous#1. If you would rather have a more serious Charlie Williams lemme know. I tried to stop myself but I had to go there.
If you look close there's a question mark on the fence in the Stanton card. Anonymous is too long a name.
Pat, the pictures at Centerfieldmaz were usable. I wish I had a more appropriate pic for the circle on the 63 card. Maybe someday I'll come across one.
It really should be a 1964 card, I suppose.
A very slick fielding shortstop, his hitting was unremarkable with little power until he exploded with 20 homers for Detroit in 1962. Then he somehow got traded twice in one day and ended up with the Mets, where he again became an unremarkable player whose slick fielding had deserted him. Read more about him here: Centerfieldmaz: Early Sixties Mets Short Stop: Chico Fernandez (1963)
Chico wore number 7 in 1963 while Ed Kranepool was number 21.
Was Chico Fernandez the first Met to wear #7?
I have no idea.
Go take a look at METS BY THE NUMBERS and find out.
And I just realized I spelt Smith's name wrong on the '64 fantazy card. DOH!
For the Billy Wynne: I had a Billy Wynne pic that I had colorized for the 1967 Sgt. Pepper/Mets tribute collage. It was a quick rush job just to get him included so it wasn't very good. I tried to continue on with that.
I used the 67 Tribute Wynne as the base (all I had was his head), added Ralph Terrys body for the uni and a Shea backround.
Pat, your name is on the billboard beyond the outfield fence.
I found this nice quality Don Rose photo and I will colorize this for use here, but I have no idea when I will even start on that and I will give that one all the time it needs. So someday this will be colorized.
If anyone (or any other cardmakers out there) wants to make a 1972 manager card for the team of your choice using the rehashed Fantazy Card design, here's a template minus team name & colors.
CREDITS & THANKS
Thanks to both Pat S. & anonymous#1 for their comments and requests.
As always thanks to Centerfieldmaz for the photos (in this case Ken Singleton & Chico Fernandez), info & stories he shares.
The Trading Card Data Base for the Billy Wynne WIZ card.
I read a review of the 1972 Topps design in which it states that Topps returned to a white border this year after the black 1971 design. Now I always considered those '71 cards to be a black card with no borders. But it could be said that they had black borders. I looked at the white frame around the players picture as the border.
That got me to thinking what if they went with the '72 design but kept the black border look. It looks kinda kool, and Dave Marshall gets a well deserved 1972 Fantazy Card.