I just had to post up on Topps' 1971 Mike Marshall card (#713)!
What an airbrushing job huh?!
Take a look:
Man! That is something...
What puzzles me is that not only is this a late-series card (so you'd think Topps would have been able to get a photo of Marshall with the correct cap on), but he also PLAYED for Montreal the last half of the 1970 season.
Strange, as this was before Marshall became a headache for Topps, refusing to pose for photos and then refusing photos altogether later in the decade.
1971 was really the beginning of his incredible run as a reliever over the next few years, culminating with a Cy Young Award in 1974 with the Dodgers when he appeared in a (still) Major League record 106 games, all in relief.
In those 106 games he went 15-12 with a 2.42 earned run average, 21 saves and 143 strikeouts in 208.1 innings of work!
Later in the decade he had a couple more great years with the Twins in 1978 and 1979, before eventually retiring in 1981 after a 14-year career.