Friday, January 30, 2015

Airbrushed Fridays: 1978 Topps #501

Big thanks to GCRL for today's selection.

Who is he? The venerable Dave Roberts is back for another feature here at Cards on Cards. Roberts had a solid 11 year career as a big league starter, Roberts pitched for 8 different teams, and is notable for being one of the best Jewish pitchers of all-time. (Sandy Koufax not withstanding.)

How did he get here? After dealing with injuries in Detroit, the Cubs purchased Dave's contract for the stretch run in 1978. The Cubs were an unimpressive 79-83 in 1978. Roberts hit well with Chicago, but considering his primary job was to throw the ball to other hitters, it's tough to say how much he impacted that franchise.

Repeat offender? Yes and yes.

Other versions of this card: None

Airbrushed Score: 8

Comments: Not terribly convincing.

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