Here’s another gem of an airbrushed card: the 1972 edition for former pitcher Lew Krausse:
Man, I just cannot get enough of these!
Besides the awesome cap, look at the hand-drawn collars! Fantastic!
Krausse, son of former Major League player Lew Sr., was on the tail-end of his 12-year career which started with the
Kansas City Athletics organization back in 1961 as an 18-year-old.
He’d play 24 games for the Red Sox, posting a 1-3 record with a bloated
6.38 earned run average over 60.2 innings before moving on to St. Louis
in 1973, appearing in one solitary game for them, pitching only two
Playing for the Atlanta Braves in his last season, he’d post a 4-3
record with a 4.19 ERA over 29 games and 66.2 innings, finishing his
career with a 68-91 record along with an even 4.00 ERA.
On yet another card-geek note: I’ll always remember that Krausse was the
first 1965 card I ever got, at some flea market in a church parking lot
in the late-70’s.
Funny enough years later I would learn that the player pictured on the card itself is NOT even Krausse, but of Pete Lovrich.