Here’s another great airbrush job from the 1972 Topps set, the Jim Lyttle edition, which had him up-to-date as a Chicago White Sox player:
Lyttle was traded to the South-Siders from the New York Yankees for Rich
Hinton on October 13th of 1971, which gave Topps the chance to “tweak”
his photo just a bit to keep him current.
The ominous shadowing around the cap was perhaps a sign that his days in
Chicago were numbered, as Lyttle appeared in 44 games during the season
before moving on over to the Montreal Expos in 1973 where he would
spend three-and-a-half seasons before finishing up his eight-year career
with the Los Angeles Dodgers.
In those eight seasons Lyttle batted .248 with 176 hits over 710 at-bats
in 391 lifetime games, with 71 runs score, 70 runs batted in and 51
extra-base hits while playing the outfield.