Just wanted to spotlight another airbrushing gem from the 1970’s, the 1976 Topps card for former speedster Dave Nelson, then of the Kansas City Royals:
Man, the work on the uniform is actually really well done, but then you
take a gander at that cap and wonder why Topps even bothered doing this.
How do you all feel about the following: would it have been better of
Topps just used a photo of the player in his uniform with his prior
team, and just went and had the card call out his NEW team?
In other words: why not just have a Royals card with a photo of Nelson still in his Texas Rangers uniform?
I honestly don’t know what I’d prefer, but it could have been a cool way
for young kids like myself to see right off the bat the players that
changed teams in the off-season.
What do you all think? Topps did the right thing with the airbrushing?
Or should they have just used an existing photo and show the “new” team?
Curious to see what everyone feels about this...