Sunday, June 26, 2016

AIRBRUSHING THROUGH MILWAUKEE- 1973 DON MONEY

I just LOVE the near-NEON paint job on Don Money’s 1973 Topps card:


After finding his way over to Milwaukee from the Philadelphia Phillies, Topps had to scramble to get the team right, and here you go!
Money would play out the rest of his 16-year career with the Brewers, getting named to four all-star teams while providing the team with some “pop” and stability in the infield.
Retiring after the 1983 season at the age of 36, he’d finish with a .261 batting average with 1623 hits and 176 home runs over 1720 games and 6215 at-bats, getting a chance at World Series action with the powerful 1982 Brewers team led by guys like Molitor, Yount and Cooper, to name a few.

5 comments:

  1. Boyhood memory of Don Money hitting a home run in Milwawkee Ciunty Stadium vs. Yankees (circa 1977) that was negated by an umpires timeout. Have never witnessed that again. Can anybody provide details?

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  2. https://news.google.com/newspapers?nid=1350&dat=19760411&id=-jVPAAAAIBAJ&sjid=QwIEAAAAIBAJ&pg=6628,3770170&hl=en

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  3. And the 'Dull Crayon Airbrushing Award' goes to the wisely anonymous "artist" responsible for this amateur hour disaster! I never came across this gem growing up...thankfully.

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  4. Don's final All-Star game in 1978 was as the starting 2B, resulting in the A.L. All-Star banner on his 1979 Topps card. That Topps A.L. 2B All-Star spot became a revolving door after Rod Carew moved to 1B. 1977 - Bobby Grich, 1978 - Willie Randolph, 1979 - Don Money, 1980 - Frank White, 1981 - Paul Molitor. Carew was the Topps A.L. 1B All-Star all of those years. In fact he had the All-Star banner on his card every year they existed (1975-81), and each year there was a different player lined up next to him (1975 had Dick Allen and 1976 had Gene Tenace at 1B).

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  5. The blockbuster trade that sent Don to the Brewers from the Phillies produced some of the greatest all-time airbrush classics for both teams.

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