Here’s another airbrushing gem from the 1975 set, Mike Wallace with his painted Yankee cap:
Dig the “NY” on the cap!
Anyone have an idea what the original photo was like? I'd love to have some "side-by-sides" to compare. I have seen a few here and there so I know they're out there!
Wallace was traded from the Philadelphia Phillies to the Bronx during
the 1974 season, and really pitched well, posting a 6-0 record with a
2.41 earned run average after going 1-0 with the Phils.
Yet with that nice showing, the 1975 season was a wash for him,
appearing in only 12 games between the Yanks and the St. Louis
Cardinals, not factoring in a decision while pitching to a 6.23 ERA.
But a surprising note about this player was that he ended up with a very
nice 11-3 career record over 117 games and 181.2 innings pitched, with a
3.91 ERA and three saves between 1973 and 1977.