Sunday, December 13, 2015

ANOTHER GREAT AIRBRUSH JOB-NO...FOR REAL! 1978 RAY FOSSE

Hey, when an airbrush job is done right, I will happily be the first to praise the work behind it!
Today we look at such a card: the Topps 1978 Ray Fosse card:


I swear it took me YEARS to even realize it was an airbrushed photo, much like another card from the set, Elliot Maddox as a New York Met.
Great job here of using a photo and with the most minimal of effort really make this look authentic to the naked eye.
Funny enough Fosse wouldn’t even see Major League action during the 1978 season, coming back for one last hurrah in 1979 for Milwaukee before closing out a respectable 12-year career.
Both a two-time all-star and two-time Gold Glove winner, he will always be remembered as being on the wrong end of a famous home-plate collision when in the 1970 all-star game Pete Rose smashed into him on the last play of the game.
That sadly was the first of a few injuries that took the all-star level of play away from him, even if he managed to play for the rest of the decade.

2 comments:

  1. I've always wondered how Fosse's career would have turned out if he hadn't got plowed over by Rose.

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  2. By 1978, they seemed to learn how to airbrush the Brewers' cap.

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