Friday, September 4, 2015

Airbrushed Fridays: 1972 Topps #529

No logo, no identity.

Who is he? Dave Nelson was an infielder who spent most of his career with the Rangers franchise, earning an All-Star appearance in 1973 and a playoff appearance as a Royals reserve in 1976. Currently, Nelson serves as a color analyst for Brewers regional TV broadcasts on Fox Sports Wisconsin.

How did he get here? Washington's second attempt at an MLB franchise was the Washington Senators 2.0, who lasted some ten years in the nation's capitol before bolting for North Texas. Nelson didn't switch teams, but he fell victim to the airbrush just as all of his teammates did. Topps apparently didn't think putting the new team name (Rangers) at the top of the card with photos of the old Senators logo would get kids to plunk down their dimes on packs of cards for some reason.

Repeat offender? Yes - see his 1976 Topps entry

Other versions of this card: None

Airbrushed Score: 8

Comments: This seems so pointless. Then again, so did the 2012 Topps cards with newly Photoshopped Marlins and Blue Jays logos.

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