Saturday, February 13, 2016

ANOTHER AIRBRUSHING CLASSIC- 1972 TOPPS ALAN FOSTER

A classic!
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 Johnson.
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.

3 comments:

  1. I've never seen that card. That's awful. Not even close to the right color or even the shape. But I guess they were still recovering from the 1968 "hatless" set so you get a hat no matter what.

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  2. Oh my Goodness! That IS AWFUL!

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