Today we’ll look at a nice airbrush job by the Topps folks, the 1974 Ken Brett card, which has him painted into his new teams garb, the Pittsburgh Pirates:
Not a bad paint-job! Nicely done.
Brett was traded over to the West side of Pennsylvania from the
Philadelphia Phillies for Dave Cash. Somewhat of a lopsided trade as
Cash gave the Phils a guy who’d get on base on front of sluggers Mike
Schmidt and Greg Luzinski.
Brett on the other hand would win 22 games for the Pirates over two
seasons before heading to the Bronx as part of the Doc Medich/Dock
Ellis/Willie Randolph big swap in December of 1975.
Nevertheless he did put in a solid 14 years in the Major Leagues, retiring after the 1981 season and 349 appearances.
He wound up with an 83-85 record playing for 10 teams between 1967 and ’81, starting just under half of his games.