Friday, April 20, 2012

Airbrushed Fridays: 1978 Topps #276


Cardinals players are dropping like flies. There's not much else to say about that, really. Yikes.

Bill Bonham was a right-handed starting pitcher who spent his entire decade-long career with the Chicago Cubs and Cincinnati Reds. He's not related to John Bonham or Tracy Bonham as far as I can tell.


Why did Topps airbrush Bill's photo? Bonham was traded following the 1977 season by Chicago to the Reds for Bill Caudill and the immortal Woodie Fryman.

What's wrong with this picture, anyway? Someone is crushing the Reds 'C' logo, much like Mark McKinney crushing your head. Plus, he's toally high, dude. 4/20, man.

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1 comment:

John Bateman said...

I thought they did a very good job on this one.