1986 Topps – Carlton Fisk Tribute (1976-1979)
Just before I quite making cards I had this great idea to make a set much like the one that Topps did for Pete Rose in 1986. They took all of his cards and put the in sets of four to have a career spanning set. This is the second card of that set spanning the years 1976-1979. From here I have some decisions to make concerning the cards. If I don’t put any of the special cards or all star cards on the cards it will work out very nice. In my opinion though those cards are very important. I want to place them on the cards as well. I also toyed with the idea of adding Fleer and Donruss into the mix initially, and then Upper Deck and the others later. Of course things would get very confusing late when all the companies jumped into the mix. For now I think that I will keep things to just Topps. Later I might add some cards with just Donruss or just Fleer. I will at least make the next card in this set before deciding how to proceed.
This is the 26th time that I have posted a card from the ’86 Topps set. It is the 15th time that a Boston Red Sox card has appeared on the site. Even though he retired 17 years before this site was thought of this is the 8th card that I have made for Pudge. I guess being my favorite player growing up has some advantages.