Monday, June 22, 2015

MISSING IN ACTION- 1971 JOHN DONALDSON

Here's a card that I feel came out nice, a "missing" 1971 Topps card for former infielder John Donaldson.
Take a look at my design:


Donaldson came back to play for the A's after playing part of 1969 for the Seattle Pilots in their lone Major League season.
I had to resort to a little Photoshop trickery, airbrushing in an Oakland A's logo to his cap since the image was actually of him in a Kansas City A's uni.
The photo was too good to pass up, so I resorted to the digital re-creation instead of using another, less appealing Oakland image.
In 1970, Donaldson appeared in 41 games, with 98 plate appearances while hitting .247 with 22 hits with four runs scored and eleven runs batted in.
He'd be out of Major League ball until the 1974 season, when he'd make a brief reappearance with the A's, appearing in only 10 games for the World Champions.
All told, Donaldson's career lasted 6-years, playing in 405 games, with a .238 lifetime batting average, 96 runs scored, 292 hits and 86 RBI's over 1225 at-bats and 1380 plate appearances.

2 comments:

  1. Looks like it fits right in the high numbered hard to find series from that year. If you badly center the card it could pass...

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