Saturday, October 5, 2013

"GIMME A DO-OVER"- PART XXI: 1970 #17 HOYT WILHELM

Today's "do-over" is Hoyt Wilhelm's 1970 Topps card (#17).
As you can see from the original issued card below, Topps did an airbrush job on him with a blotchy black patch covering the logo on his cap.
The thing is, I swear it seems that Topps went and used an image of him in a Chicago White Sox uniform.
If so, that means they used an older image since Wilhelm split the 1969 season with the Angels and Braves.
It certainly looks like a late '60's White Sox jersey he has on doesn't it?
Anyway, since I've profiled Wilhelm before I won't go too much into his career here. However it is interesting to note that by 1970 Wilhelm was 47 freakin' years old already! And he still had a couple of years left in that arm of his before he called it quits after the 1972 season. Just amazing...
I found a nice image of "Old Sarge" wearing an Atlanta Braves uniform, and I feel that it makes for a nice card. Hope you all think so as well.

Airbrushed issued card by Topps.

A better image in an Atlanta Braves uniform.

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