Yeah there are many worse airbrush jobs by Topps out there, but for some reason I love the effort put in on the 1973 Bobby Fenwick card:
Big and bold….
The inexplicable shadowing around the "St.L" is priceless!
Also, Fenwick does fall into the "why?" category when it comes to Topps issuing him a card for their 1973 set.
As a rookie in 1972 for the Houston Astros, Fenwick appeared in 36 games, good for 50 at-bats.
He hit .180 with his nine hits, with three doubles and four runs batted in.
Was it really worth all the effort to get that airbrushing done for a guy who barely played the year before?
To top it all off, in 1973 he played a total of five games for St. Louis, getting a hit in six at-bats before leaving the game for good.
I LOVE stuff like this! Looking back and spotlighting cards like this is one of the main reasons this blog was created.