First, here's the original card, featuring actor Forrest Tucker smiling on a sunny day at the ranch.
|1953 Topps Who-Z-At Star #3, Forrest Tucker|
Any ideas on who the look-alike football star is? Here are some hints:
He's somewhat recently retired.
In retirement, he's been known to appear in an occasional television commercial.
Those Western-named football teams? The Colts and the Broncos.
Enough hints? Okay, here's the custom card.
had early acting success in the late 1930s and early 1940s, and then
enlisted in the US Army during World War II. He resumed his acting career
after the war. Notably, he played alongside top actors like Errol Flynn, Gary
Cooper, John Wayne, and Randolph Scott.
Here are just some of the famous films in which he appeared: The Yearling (1946), Sands of Iwo Jima (1949), Pony Express (1953). Aside from the silver screen, Tucker also played the character of Sergeant Morgan O'Rourke in the TV show F Troop, and even appeared on a few episodes of Gunsmoke.
As for Peyton Manning, you might know a thing or two about him, even if you're not a football fan. Here's a brief indication of his success:
17 seasons played
14x Pro Bowl
2 Super Bowl victories (2006 Colts, 2015 Broncos)
In 266 games, he went 186-79, posting a 65.3 completion percentage, 71,940 passing yards, and 539 passing touchdowns. He finished his career with an average of 7.7 yards per pass attempt.
Further proof of his greatness? As of this writing, 71,940 passing yards puts him at #3 all time, behind only Drew Brees and Tom Brady. 539 passing touchdowns also puts him at #3 behind the same two guys.
He's in the top 10 in career completion percentage (65.3) and the top 5 in passes completed (6,135).
And that's that. Another fun custom card in the books. How many of you guessed the look-alike this time around?
Thanks for reading, as always.
F Troop! I used to like to watch the reruns back when I was younger.ReplyDelete
I was hoping someone would recognize that show. Thanks for reading, Bo!Delete
Another fantastic custom! I didn't guess Manning, but could see the resemblance after seeing your custom.ReplyDelete
Thanks very much, Fuji! Glad you enjoyed the card. Remember that Nationwide is on your side.Delete
One of my favorite celebrity sets! Good job on the custom too.ReplyDelete
Thanks, Jon! Glad you like the custom. The Who-Z-At Star set is great, for sure.Delete