Tuesday 12 March 2019

RLC Custom Card Project: Joe Grahe, 1972 Topps

The Player: Joe Grahe is best known for his time with the Angels from 1990-1994 in which he split time between the rotation and bullpen, saving 45 games with a career high 21 in 1992. Grahe signed with the Rockies in 1995, beginning the season in the bullpen, then starting 8 games before going on the D.L. and returning to the bullpen in September. He would then miss 1996 due to injury, then spend two years between the Independent Leagues and AAA before returning to the majors with the Phillies in 1999.

The Card: Not my favorite design of the 70s, but it is always interesting to see how these vintage designs work with modern expansion teams. This one is borrowed from the 2013 Topps Archives set which saved starting the design from scratch as the team font looks pretty daunting.

The Project: The Project: Rockies Legacy Collection custom project to make digital cards of Rockies players who never had one issued.

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