Monday, November 21, 2016

1994 Topps #825 Steve Lyons

Well, it's been a good while since I've posted an actual card, so here is the next one in my set, a 1994 Topps Steve Lyons. Steve played in the Majors from 1985-1994. He came up in 1985 with the Red Sox, and played with them until the middle of the 1986 season when he was traded to the White Sox for Tom Seaver. He stayed with the Pale Hose until 1991, when he went back to the Red Sox. Steve spent 1992 with 3 teams, the Braves, Expos, and the Red Sox, the 3rd time he suited up for Boston in his career. Steve spent his final season with the Red Sox in 1993.
Steve was famous for his crazy personality, and earned the nickname "Psycho". His most famous moment was in 1990 against the Tigers when he slid into first base, and briefly pulled down his pants to shake out the dirt. He quickly realized what he had done and pulled them up, but that didn't stop the replay from being played over and over since. Back when I collected ttm autographs, I sent a few cards to Steve and he signed them and inscribed his nickname on them.

Steve got his rookie card in the 1986 Topps set. He appeared in the 1986 Traded set, and then in the regular set from 1987-1992. Richard, one of my readers, made a 1992 Topps Traded card for him in a Red Sox uni. At first, it's hard to say which team to put him with, since he played with Atlanta, Montreal, and the Red Sox in 1992, but by the time the 1992 Traded set would be released, Lyons was with Boston. I'm sure few, if any, photos exist of Lyons in a Braves or Expos uniform. Heck, Lyons himself might not have any. Steve is only missing a 1993 Topps card after I made this 1994 Topps custom.

My time has been split between work, baby, and making templates, but I have done a lot cardwise. The 1989 and 1990 Topps checklists are done. The 1991, 1993, and 2015 sets have the coaches done and are only missing players from the checklists, and all of the templates are done for the 1989-1993 sets, the 1996 set, and the 1999-2001 sets. The 1997 set is basically done, as you can steal most of the team logos from the 1996 set, and I am making headway with the 1994, 1995, and 1998 sets. Once I finish them, I will probably make templates for every team for the '97 set. The 2001 set almost has the complete checklist as well. I finished the NL teams, and have started on the AL teams. I think within a few months, every template will be done for the 1989-2001 sets, and more of the checklists will be finished. Good times are ahead and many players will have their first Topps cards and have their career Topps run finished. Stay tuned.
Thanks for checking out my latest custom.