Those who have followed this blog know that I like to make Topps cards of players that for some inexplicable reason were never made. After yesterday's activity, I thought it would be a nice homage to feature Mr. Reuss on a 1991 Topps card in a Pirates uniform. His actual last Topps card is a 1990 Brewers, but to me it didn't feel right letting him go out into the cardboard sunset in a Brewers uni. It has to be a Pirate!
Mr. Reuss was nice enough to post his website and his flickr photostream for us to enjoy. Using one of his flickr pictures, which is from his last major league appearance, I created the following.
Photo courtesy of: Jerry Reuss' Flickr Photostream
This card may not be reproduced for sale, and shall only be used for online enjoyment.
Thank you for all the excitement you've created, and your great career, Mr. Reuss.
Here are Reuss' stats from 1990 at the age of 41:
|Year ||Club ||G ||IP ||W ||L ||R ||ER ||SO ||BB ||ERA |
|1990 ||Pirates ||4 ||7.2 || 0 ||0 ||3 ||3 ||1 ||3 ||3.52 |