I absolutely love the 1984 Topps football design. Everything about it just…works.
These guy were all part of the 1984 Reds team that won 70 games and finished 5th in the NL West. Only the 66-win Giants kept the team out last place. In 1985, though, the Reds righted the ship and won 89 games.
I’ve made cards for Davis before, but these are my first for Parker and Oester. I like seeing Parker in the red & white uniform instead of those ugly black and yellow ones.
During his peak years, Eric Davis was one of the most exciting ballplayers I’ve ever seen. I’ll always wonder what he could have been if his career hadn’t been cut short by injuries.
This is my first custom card for Eric, and I tried to make it look like some of the designs that were around during his playing days.
The other card is another custom for Johnny Bench. This one features one of Bench’s two Kennesaw Mountain Landis MVP awards.
I’m still working on my project for the 1919 Reds, by the way. Since we’re so close to the actual 100th anniversary of that series, I’ve decided to post the cards, along with some notes on each game, exactly 100 years to the day of each game as it was played. So, Game 1 will be posted on October 1st, and Game 8 will be posted on October 9.