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
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.