Today I wanted to take a look and spotlight a photo negative that was airbrushed and used on a 1976 Hostess card, the Jimmy Wynn card from the set:
Just interesting to see how they airbrushed “just enough” to get the job
done, leaving the rest of Wynn’s Los Angeles Dodger uniform untouched.
I’m assuming this was from the same photo shoot that gave us his regular
1976 Topps set card as well, though THIS card seems to have been a
better job! Go figure.
Those Hostess sets had some horrid airbrush jobs, and I may spotlight
more of them in the future as I have come across more of the negative
film used in the sets.
For Wynn, after a true all-star caliber season in 1974 with the Dodgers,
his 1st for L.A., he ended up having a “decent” 1975 campaign, hitting
18 homers while driving in 58 runs, though he did walk 110 times giving
him a nice .403 on-base-percentage.
For the Atlanta Braves, he’d put in one season where he’d lead the N.L.
In walks with 127, while slugging 17 homers and driving in 66 runs,
before a split 1977 season with the Milwaukee Brewers and New York
Yankees which saw him hit .175 with a single home run, ending a very
nice 15-year career that saw him hit 291 homers and get named to three