Fun Cards Submission: 2013 Topps Dave Concepcion, California Angels???
One of the most beloved players to don the Cincinnati Reds uniform was Dave Concepcion, but all good things must come to an end. After his skills had deteriorated and with the emergence of future Hall of Famer Barry Larkin, the Reds decided to cut ties with #13 following the 1988 season. But Concepcion thought he could still play. The California Angels decided to give him a chance and invited him to Spring Training in 1989. Concepcion didn’t make the team, and a card was never issued showing the shortstop wearing any jersey other than the Reds.
Using another original Topps negative, TWJ reader Patrick has created a fun card of Concepcion in Angels garb from 1989 Spring Training. I had previously made a fun card (in the 1989 Topps style), but Patrick’s photo is much better than the one I had found online.
One more submitted fun card from Patrick will be posted tomorrow, featuring a pitcher wearing a Reds uniform, even though he never pitched a game for the team.