Friday, September 27, 2013

Airbrushed Fridays: 1978 Topps #347

My friend Goo.

Who is this week's victim, and why do we care? Say what you will about Terry Forster, but not many individuals on this planet can claim a 17 year major league career and a World Series ring to boot. Forster, infamously labeled a "fat tub of goo" by a certain late-night talk show host, spent most of his fruitful career as a lefty reliever. If you've got the stomach for it, lefty reliever seem to hang around the game forever.

Why is this a thing? Forster came up with the White Sox, who apparently outgrew him after a subpar 1976 season. After a single season with the pre-"We Are Family" Pirates, Forster signed a free agent deal with the Dodgers, where he'd spend the next 5 seasons. He earned a ring as a member of the bullpen with the '81 Dodgers, the team that taught me what it was like to root against an eventual champion.

Airbrushed Fridays is a 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 date with Steve Garvey, but you never know!

1 comment :

  1. He also had a career .397 batting average. If not for his last season (0-4) he would have hit over .400.


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