Sunday, September 25, 2016

ANOTHER AIRBRUSHING GEM- 1972 RICHIE SCHEINBLUM

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

2 comments:

  1. Richie was one of a few Jewish major leaguers. He grew up on Long Island and attended Long Island U. - one of only two players from that school to make the big league (John Frascatore, who pitched in the majors from 1994-2001, was the other)

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  2. What a horrific way to look on a baseball card! Yikes!

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