Sunday, January 17, 2016

ANOTHER AIRBRUSHING BEAUTY: 1972 TOPPS JIM LYTTLE

Here’s another airbrushing gem, the 1972 Topps Jim Lyttle card. Take a look:


Lyttle went over to the South Side of Chicago from the New York Yankees for Rich Hinton on October 13th of 1971, so Topps had to resort to some airbrushing wizardry.
Just awesome! The shadowing and the almost pink bill of the cap, plus the really good job they did with that “Sox” logo.
The left side of the cap in the image, where you can see the underside, seems a bit off on the angle, making the cap look too big for his head.
As for Lyttle, he’d end up spending 8-years in the Majors, lasting until the 1976 season and finishing up with a .248 average with 176 hits in 710 at-bats over 391 games with the Yankees, White Sox, Montreal Expos and Los Angeles Dodgers.

2 comments:

  1. The 1972 set has some other gems as well - notably Rich McKinney who could never seem to appear on a Topps card that wasn't an airbrush paint job. The guy couldn't catch a break! (his 1973 card is especially awful)

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  2. Wow! This one rivals the 1977 Tommy Helms card! ;-)

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