Wednesday, October 22, 2014

MISSING IN ACTION- 1975 DICK McAULIFFE

Let's stick with the 1975 and Boston Red Sox another day and allow me to present my design for a "missing" Dick McAuliffe card.
Take a look:


The long time Detroit Tiger infielder was wrapping up a nice 16-year career in 1975, appearing in only seven games for the BoSox.
However in 1974 he did appear in 100 games for Boston, batting .210 over 316 plate appearances.
Those two seasons would be the only ones where McAuliffe didn't suit up for the Tigers, for whom he played between 1960 and 1973 manning both second and shortstop.
He made three consecutive all-star teams between 1965 and 1967, and even finished seventh in MVP voting in 1968 when the Tigers won it all.
All told he batted .247 for his career, with 197 homers and 697 runs batted in over 1700 games.

7 comments:

  1. I always wondered how the player could appear perfectly vertical yet the background looks like the villain hangout in the old Batman series. Does anyone know the layman explanation as to why this phenomenon occurs?

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  2. I recall staring at several dozen cards with this same situation when I was a kid in the 70s noticing that the background was extremely tilted. Is it just that the player was standing at an angle and the photo was rotated to match him?

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    1. I have ALWAYS wondered about the odd angles in the background of photos! I always wished I could see uncropped, unaltered photos Topps had to see how and why they did that!
      Absolutely a mystery to me! Yet totally hilarious!
      There were MANY cards in the mid-70's in particular that were out of this world funny!

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    2. I would also love to see all the Topps football cards of the 70s without the helmet airbrushing. As terrible as they were at baseball hat airbrushing, the helmet jobs weren't too bad.

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  3. Now we're talking Gio......! Great card and great MIA player!

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  4. Great card, just weird seeing him in something other than a Tigers uniform

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