Friday, January 15, 2016

Airbrushed Fridays: 1972 Topps #255


Who is he? Jim Lonborg was an All-Star and Cy Young Award winning pitcher, his accolades all occurring in a magical 1967 season that saw his Red Sox team come up just short against the Cardinals in the World Series. TV nuts will note that it was Lonborg's photo that was used in the background as a stand-in for Ted Danson's character on a certain popular '80s TV sitcom.

How did he get here? After spending his first 7 seasons in Boston, Lonborg was part of a massive 10 player swap that moved him to Milwaukee. Other notables in this trade: George Brett's brother and Tony Conigliaro's brother.

Repeat offender? No

Airbrushed Score: 10

Comments: It's a perfect 10. Perfectly awful! It does look like the back of his head is glowing, though.

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