Saturday, December 7, 2013

WHAT IS GOING ON HERE?!- THE ODD PAINT JOB ON FRITZ PETERSON'S 1976 CARD

Can anyone explain to me what is going on with Fritz Peterson's 1976 Topps card (#255)?
While it looks like his image was airbrushed COMPLETELY, it doesn't make sense since he was already a starter for the Cleveland Indians for almost two years at that point.
It doesn't really look like a "regular" airbrush job, but look at the card and decide for yourself:
 
One of the more inexplicable airbrush/touch-up jobs...
 
Look around his legs and the terrible paint job of whatever scoreboard was in the background. ???
What was it the "painter" was covering up back there? Why was it so necessary?
Really odd.
Does anyone know what the original photo was like?
Was it an old Yankee photo? And what was up with the background? What was back there that had to be airbrushed a solid green?!
I would love to know anything regarding this card!
As you ALL know by now, Peterson is perhaps best known for swapping families with teammate Mike Kekich in the early-70's while with the Yanks.
Funny enough, he swap worked out very well for Fritz, as he remained married to the former "Mrs. Kekich" and started their own family with four more kids over the years.
Sadly for Mike Kekich, it didn't work out nearly as well, as he and the former "Mrs. Peterson" divorced relatively soon afterwards.
Ahhh, those wild 1970's!

1 comment:

  1. http://media.gettyimages.com/photos/fritz-peterson-of-the-cleveland-indians-pitches-during-an-major-picture-id167247739?s=594x594

    This looks like where/when the picture was taken, it really is not that far off. Still looks like they touched up the background.

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