Here’s another paint-job courtesy of the people from Topps, from the 1972 set: the Richie Scheinblum edition:
After playing in a handful of games with the Washington Senators in
1971, Scheinblum found himself with the young Kansas City Royals team
after being purchased on October 21st of 1971.
Topps was able to tweak him into a Royals cap, coming up with the work you see here for his 1972 card.
Great stuff as usual from the Topps art team!
Just a nice shot of him at Yankee Stadium, neon blue “KC” cap painted over what was surely a Senators cap.
Funny enough Scheinblum was the American Association’s Player of the
Year in 1971 after hitting 25 homers while driving in 108 runs along
with an eye-popping .388 batting average for Denver.
Yet he was sold by Washington just like that. Odd.
He would do very well for the Royals his first year there, getting
selected to represent the team at the All Star game, and going on to bat
.300 over the course of the season.
But he would be on the move again, and would play sporadically until
1974 with a few different organizations before finishing up his pro
career with Hiroshima of the Japanese Central League in 1976