Tuesday, December 24, 2013

So Stubby made another Pilots set...

As is almost always the case when someone writes this on a package, I had the box open before I read "Do Not Open Before Christmas!", but that's OK, because it gave me time to scan cards.

Behold, Stubbly Bubbly Custom Trading Cards brings you the Seattle Pilots, as envisioned in the 1971 Topps style, "Series One", or so I'm told.

(Click each panel for a better view of the cards. Scans aren't amazing because of the sheer logistics of getting 60 cards scanned at a rate even remotely considered timely.)


And just because it's so fantastic, I'll spotlight the Gorman Thomas card...

So, what do y'all think? Me, I love 'em. Thanks, Stubby, and Merry Christmas!


  1. Just learned that Mike Hegan passed away on Christmas day. He had an untreatable heart condition and finally succumbed. He was 71. The New York Times tells the story of a game in July 1973 when Mike was playing for Oakland. Dick Williams told him before the start of the game that one of the announcers was ill and Mike was instructed to get out of uniform and report to the broadcast booth. Mike did so, announced the first 3 innings of the game, then got back into uniform and returned to the dugout. Of course, Mike was to go on to be a broadcaster, after his playing days were over--first with Milwaukee but most notably with Cleveland where he broadcast the games of the Indians on the radio and TV for 23 years. Rest In Peace, Mike.

  2. With this set in a stack on my desktop still, card #1's been lookin' at me all day. Seems fitting, in a weird sort of way. Another Pilot gone, though. RIP, Mike.

  3. I freakin' LOVE these cards! Thanks to Stubby for making them and thanks to you for sharing them!


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