Thursday, August 17, 2017

1992 Topps #912 John Russell

It's been awhile, but here is the next card in my custom 1992 Topps set, #912, John Russell. John came up to the Majors in 1984 with the Philadelphia Phillies, and stayed with them until the 1989 season. In 1989, he played with the Atlanta Braves, then finished out his career with the Texas Rangers from 1990-1993.  After his career, John coached with the Pittsburgh Pirates from 2003-2005, was their manager from 2008-2010, and has been a coach for the Baltimore Orioles from 2011 to now.

John got his first Topps card in the 1986 set. He got into the 1987 and 1988 set, and was left off of the 1989 and 1990 regular set. He appeared in the 1990 Traded set as a Brave, and got his final Topps card in the 1991 set. He is missing cards from the 1985 set, the 1989 and 1990 set, and 1992-1994 sets as a player. He is missing coach or manager cards from the 2004-2006, 2009-2018 sets (unless Topps somehow surprises me and adds coach cards to the '18 set. This 1992 Topps custom takes one card off of the list. Recently, I completed the 1994 Topps set, and that means John also has his sunset card done. Here is his final Topps card as a player.
I've been working on the 1983 Topps set lately at my other blog, and have finished the checklist and am a little over 1/3 of the way done with the set. I also am working on finishing the '97, '98, and '00 checklists, and once that is done, I am going to try to make ones for the '86-'88 sets. I also have been posting on the Facebook custom cards page, which has really turned out to be something great.
Thanks for checking out my latest '92 custom. 

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