Tuesday, June 27, 2017

AN AIRBRUSHING MASTERPIECE FOR JOHN D'ACQUISTO IN 1977

As mentioned recently on the blog when I posted my “missing 1978 John D’Acquisto card, his 1977 card showing him as a member of the St. Louis Cardinals was one of the better airbrush jobs Topps had during that era. Take a look:


Now that is some effort!
Just a great job with the action shot to have the uniform and cap just right. I have to say there is nothing cheesy about this!
D’Acquisto found himself in St. Louis after being traded as part of the deal that brought Willie Crawford out West.
But wouldn’t you know it, he would be on the move just about a month into the new season when he was traded over to San Diego for Butch Metzger on May 17th of ‘77,where he would be the next three and a half seasons.
By the time he hung up the cleats after the 1982 season, D’Acquisto finished with a record of 34-51 along with a 4.56 earned run average over 266 games and 779.2 innings pitched.

3 comments:

  1. The trickiest part was getting the back of the uniform correct...with all of the brutal airbrushing that season, this one WAS one of the better efforts.

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  2. You can tell by the home run fence that he's in old Candlestick Park.

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  3. Great effort, although the numbers and name font are unique to the Giants. In fact, the typeface was cleverly known as "Giants font".

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