Saturday, February 26, 2011
This is a bad airbrush job, but then, what's a good one? Certainly there are worse. I think the "StL" logo is one of the most difficult to airbrush because of its complexity. It's probably a Brewers uniform he's wearing with the neck trim airbrushed, but one thing for sure is that he's wearing a pullover jersey. I wonder what kind of airbrush job these Topps artists could do if they even had Photoshop at their disposal. Probably not too bad a job.
According to the back of the card, Heise can fill in ably for Mike Tyson. Wow, I didn't know that! Heise is a lot older, too. Maybe he picked the wrong sport. In any case, Mike's trade record is a long one, as I noted in his regular card post. He would be traded twice more in '74. It's funny, but the A's team slogan - after winning two consecutive World Series - was "once more in '74." Or was it, "one more in '74?" I don't remember, but I'll have to look that one up before I post the A's team photo.
Ballpark background: I can't quite put my finger on the ballpark in the background. It might be the Astrodome, but I can't quite be sure. If anybody knows what ballpark this is, I might offer to take you out to lunch.