Sunday, May 1, 2016

AIRBRUSHING AND THE 1972 JIM LONBORG CARD

Here’s a spotlight on another of the 1972 airbrush cards, the 1972 Jim Lonborg edition:


Just some great painting of the cap and the “M” logo for the Milwaukee Brewers that seems to be erased on the right-lower stem of the letter.
Strange.
Lonborg went on to have his best season as a pro since his Cy Young Award winning 1967 season when with the Boston Red Sox.
In 1972 he posted a 14-12 record with a nice 2.83 earned run average and 143 K’s over 33 games, 30 of which were starts, and 223 innings of work, in what would be his only season as a Brewer player.
That ERA mark would actually be the lowest he’d post in any full season during his 15-year career, which would see him end up with a 157-137 record, with a 3.86 ERA and 1475 strikeouts over 425 games and 2464.1 innings playing with the Red Sox, Brewers and Philadelphia Phillies.

2 comments:

  1. Because the Brewers turned over so many players early on in their history, almost all of their players have horrible airbrush jobs. Felipe Alou's 1974 Traded card is a brilliant example of it.

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  2. Poor Lonborg got hit with the brush again the next season when he got traded to the Phillies.

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