Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WHEN AIRBRUSHING GOES TERRIBLY WRONG"- PART IV

This airbrushing job on Topps' part is just awesome! Here we have a 1972 #598 Hal King.
This reminds me of one of those kids' activity books where they give you a dotted outline to "color-in", with the further instruction to "stay withing the lines".
Now, I get the fact that the Texas Rangers were a new team, and perhaps Topps didn't have their official logo yet to airbrush in. But was this the best way to address the issue?
I would sooner have just airbrushed out the Braves logo and left it at that. This "solid" paint-job, without ANY attempt at shading or dimension gives the card an instantly classic appearance!
Always loved this card!

As-is release by Topps

What I get reminded of...

2 comments:

  1. All of the 1972 Rangers cards are artistically challenged.

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    1. By the way, why did he get a card for 1970 when he did not play in the majors in 1969? And why did he not get a card in 1973 with the Rangers?

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