Friday, July 13, 2012

Airbrushed Fridays: 1976 Topps #386


Is it just me, or was that the longest in-season break in meaningful baseball ever? Okay, I guess it wasn't just me. There's nothing at all that I understand about the decision to extend the all-star break this season and I hope that it's not permanent. Real baseball is coming tonight! Hopefully the Cards will have an answer for those pesky Reds.

Who is this week's victim, and why do we care? Ed Goodson's the name. Part-time baseball was his game. Goodson was a corner infielder who spent eight years in the league, all during the '70s.


Why does this card exist? Goodson was packaged alongside current Reds manager Dusty Baker in a 6 player swap between the Braves and the Dodgers after the conclusion of the 1975 season. Topps had to airbrush his photo to include him with his new team in the 1976 set. They left everything but the cap alone, it seems.


Airbrushed Fridays is a weekly feature as the name seems to imply. If you know of a card with an altered photograph that you'd like to see featured, please contact me. You probably won't win anything other than a hyperlink and a pile of Topps Stickers adhesive backing, but you never know!

2 comments:

shlabotnikreport said...

On the CBS news this morning, they showed some form of basketball highlights during the Sports report.

BASKETBALL!

IN JULY!

It was mortifyin', I tell ya!

John Bateman said...

It has been a long break - Wow look at that card that blue on there is coming at you - that was not a good job of airbrushing