Whether it was "Gerry" or "Jerry", today's airbrushing gem of a card didn't help Gerald Nyman's career.
Take a look:
Even though Topps went ahead and gave Nyman a slot in their 1971 set, and even went the extra mile to try an air brush a Padres cap (without even trying to get a logo on there), it really was all for naught as Nyman never appeared in a Major League game again.
What makes this card even more "special" is the fact that Nyman only appeared in two games in 1970, managing only 5.1 innings in those two starts, giving up nine earned runs for a painful 15.19 earned run average.
(Even still, he did actually play for the team the previous year, so why Topps didn't have a photo for him that was current is a mystery).
Nyman came over from the Chicago White Sox, where in 1969 he posted a 4-4 record with a 5.29 E.R.A., even throwing two complete games and a shutout among his 10 starts.
His career consisted of three seasons, 1968-1970, finishing with a record of 6-7 along with a 4.57 earned run average, two shutouts and 69 strikeouts over his 30 Major League starts.