1981 Donruss – Carlton Fisk
Part of the fun of freeing myself from having to use my own pictures on certain cards is the fact that I can go back and make cards that should have been made. Carlton Fisk signed with the White Sox in March of 1981 so the card companies did not have the proper time to make a White Sox card of the catcher. All three companies featured him as a member of the Red Sox in their 1981 base sets. Topps gave Carlton a White Sox card with their traded set, but the other two companies were probably more worried about year two of their brand than updating cards at the time. I decided to see what a White Sox Donruss card of Carlton would have looked like back then. I wanted to include the pajama uniforms, and they are hard to find. I think that I was lucky to find this pose in a format that was usable for the card. In the future I may do a ’81 Fleer version as well. We will see. This is one of my older templates, but for the purposes of this card I think that it works.