Here it is: the triumphant return of Airbrushed Fridays after a bit of a layoff. The layoff itself wasn't intentional, but the regular Friday posts were the first thing I consciously let go of when I realized this whole blog thing needed a reboot. I haven't quite hit the reset button yet, but some more subtle changes are in the offing that hopefully will lead to me getting back to what I always wanted to do here: get rid of cards while I acquire things I enjoy.
Who is this week's victim, and why do we care? Ron Santo was a nine-time All-Star
Why does this card exist? Ron Santo was traded in a deal that saw current White Sox broadcaster (and former longtime Cubs broadcaster) Steve Stone head across town in the opposite direction. Santo would struggle through his worst season as a pro before calling it quits. It's also easy to forget that the White Sox had orange hats at one point. I wonder if they'll make a return someday during a retro game?
Airbrushed Fridays is a regular, weekly feature as the name seems to imply. If you know of a card with an altered photograph that you'd like to see featured, please contact me. You probably won't win anything other than a hyperlink and a stack of David Wright "Topps of the Class" filler cards, but you never know!