Let’s look at another airbrushing gem from the early 1970’s, the Gerry Janeski card from the 1971 set:
Awesome. Kind of a hit-and-run jammie as far as paint-jobs go! Love the black outline around the cap!
After coming up as a rookie with the Chicago White Sox in 1970 and
posting a 10-17 record over 35 starts and 205.2 innings pitched, Janeski
was traded in February of ‘71 for former “Bonus Baby” Rick Reichardt.
So for starters it was impressive that Topps got to him on his new team
the way they did, but my question is why did they just paint his cap and
leave it at that?
Seems an attempt at the “W” logo for the Senators should have been somewhat easy, no?
Or maybe I’m just flat-out wrong here.
Nevertheless, combined with what seems to be a “blank” uniform, it strikes an odd image for a Major League baseball card.
Janeski would pitch three years in the big leagues, finishing up with a
11-23 record over 62 games, 46 of which were starts, including a 4.73
earned run average, a shutout and a save, with 105 strikeouts over 280