Here’s another airbrushing gem from the people at Topps, the 1972 Alan Foster.
Check it out:
Man, that cap has so much going on doesn’t it?
That Angels logo is a thing of beauty!
I can’t be certain, but it also seems that Fosters face was touched up a
bit as well, blending the cap and player together a bit more, which if
in fact this is the case, was a heck of a great job.
Foster came over from the Cleveland Indians as part of the trade that
sent Vada Pinson to the Angels for disgruntled former batting champ Alex
He carved out a decent 10-year career in the Major Leagues, playing for
the Dodgers, Indians, Angels, Cardinals and Padres before leaving the
game after the 1976 season with a 48-63 record with a 3.74 earned run
average over 217 games, 148 of which were starts.