April 23, 2017

Show and Tell #130: Mad Dog Madlocks From Baseball Card Breakdown

I recently published my Bill Madlock needs list and defgav of Baseball Card Breakdown, who is also another Madlock collector, sent me some of his doubles. Here are a few of the highlight, including Madlock's 1984 Donruss Diamond King with has the "Steel" spelling error on the back.


Two more from Madlock's era with the Pirates who he played for from 1979-1985. His 1983 Fleer card features him wearing a batting helmet that seems to be sitting a few inches off his head with his hair tucked under. 

defgav is also well known for his original baseball card creations and he included several original cards including a 1973 Topps Bill Madlock. Madlock's rookie is in 1974 Topps with the Cubs and this "card that never was" refers to his brief time in the majors with the Rangers before being traded to the Cubs. He played 21 games for the Rangers and was a part of the trade that brought Fergie Jenkins to the Rangers during the 1973 off-season. 



I love the distressed nature of this Hank Aaron mini that features him with the Jacksonville Braves minor league team. Before being transferred to Jacksonville, Aaron debuted with the Eau Claire Bears in Carson Park in my hometown of Eau Claire, Wisconsin.

A third original card features Lew Burdette throwing a shutout in Game 7 of the 1957 World Series and he was named series MVP. 


Thanks again for the cards defgav!

1 comment:

defgav said...

Glad you like!

I had 3 copies of that DK and all were the error.. guess the corrected version is more scarce.

The '73 custom is one I had in a partially-finished state for like a year until you motivated me to make a back for it and print it out.