Friday, March 28, 2014

March 28, 2014 John Block

One basketball return today......

John Block
played forward for seven different teams in a career that started in 1966 with the Lakers and ended in 1976 with the New Orleans Jazz. He was named to the 1973 All Star Team

Sunday, March 9, 2014

March 9, 2014 What Do You Do If There Is No Image of A Player In A Certain Uniform ??

You make one up !!

Keith from NYC wanted some cards of players who there is no known images of in certain uniforms so I made them up using Photoshop...some look better than others

Don Larsen
was signed as a free agent by the Chicago Cubs before the 1967 season

Billy Loes
was briefly a NY Met before the 1962 season

Rod Kanehl
spent six years in the Yankees farm system before making the Mets in 1962. I had to use a St Petersburg background instead of leaving it as the Polo Grounds.

John Herrnstein
was traded to the Atlanta Braves in 1966

Vida Blue
was sold to the Yankees in 1976 but the transaction was voided and then was traded to the Reds but that trade too was voided

Gary Roggenburk
was traded to the Seattle Pilots in the middle of the 1969 the first version in the 1969 Spring Training uniform would have to be redone, hence the second version.

Shaun Fitzmaurice

Dick Drago

Les Rohr

Georges Maranda

Ron Jackson

Leo Marantette

 Ken Hunt

 Ed Sadowski

Larry Himes

Saturday, March 8, 2014

March 8, 2014 Jack Marin and Mike Davis

Two returns today......

Jack Marin
played for the Baltimore Bullets, Buffalo Braves, Houston Rockets and the Chicago Bulls from 1966 to 1977. As a Knick fan growing up, I hated Jack Marin (and Mike Riordan ) because Bill Bradley always had a hard time guarding him. He could always be counted on to have a great game against the Knicks. Maybe lefties gave Bradley trouble.

Mike Davis
was a first round draft pick of the Baltimore Bullets in 1969. He played one year there and spent two years with the Buffalo Braves and came back to the Bullets in 1972. He added a Topps Certified Fan Favorite card.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

March 1, 2014 Tom Meschery

Tom Meschery
 was born Tomislav Nikolayevich Meshcheryakov and was born in China in 1938. He was a first round draft pick of the Philadelphia Warriors in 1961. He played with the Warriors until 1967 when he was selected by the Seattle Super Sonics in the 1967 Expansion Draft and stayed in Seattle until he retired in 1971.He is also a poet and had a poetry book published.