Friday, July 25, 2014

"GIMME A DO-OVER"- PART XXXIV: 1971 #740 LUIS APARICIO

Here's a card I've wanted to "re-do" for a while now: the 1971 Luis Aparicio card (#740).
First, take a look at what Topps had out there for the kids to collect:


As you can see, the big black airbrushed cap with a powder blue Chicago White Sox uniform did not make for the most attractive of cards.
Aparicio was traded to the Boston Red Sox in December of 1970, so Topps didn't have time on their side to get an updated image for him sporting the Boston duds.
So today I'll throw up my redesign with a proper image of the future Hall of Fame shortstop.
Take a look:


Nothing crazy. Just a nice photo of Aparicio, the Red Sox player, for whom he'd go on to play the last three years of his career (1971-1973).
The nine-time stolen base champ and Gold Glove winner was eventually inducted into the baseball Hall of Fame in 1984, capping off a brilliant career played with the White Sox, Orioles and Red Sox between 1956 (where he was A.L. Rookie of the Year) and 1973.

2 comments:

  1. Always thought this card was real cheesy. His coin from 71 still had him on White Sox. His Topps super card had him in a White a Sox uni with a note on back that he had been traded to Red Sox.

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  2. It is a late enough card where they could have used a Spring Training picture, like they did with Denny McLain as well as the immortal Ray Lamb

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