Friday, February 21, 2014
Airbrushed Fridays: 1987 Topps Coins #39
Applications of airbrushing to metallic objects.
Who is he? Tony Pena was a 5-time All-Star and 4-time Gold Glove winning catcher who currently serves as the Yankees bench coach. He also managed the Royals for several years about a decade ago.
How did he get here? Pena was an established star when the Cardinals traded Andy Van Slyke and two other players to Pittsburgh at the very beginning of the 1987 season. He struggled mightily at the plate in St. Louis but still managed to gain another All-Star selection in his third season as a Cardinal.
Repeat offender? No
Other versions of this card: None
Airbrushed Score: 8
Comments: Yes, they even airbrushed things that aren't technically cards. Man, that cap looks bad.