Friday, October 26, 2012

Airbrushed Fridays: 1976 Topps Traded #338T

Last night, greatness was finally achieved. Angel Pagan won free Doritos-laced tacos for all of America, and Backstop Cards will reap the rewards. Thankfully, the internet has done your job for you and no one will need to come up with a zany GIF that tops this.

Who is this week's victim, and why do we care? Bob Bailey was a third baseman of average (by MLB standards) skill and great longevity. He spent 17 years in the league, winning a title with the Reds in 1976. Bailey seems to have retired from a life full of baseball and the need for Wikipedia updates some time after the late '80s.

Why does this card exist? Bailey found his way to the Reds after seven years with Montreal by way of an offseason deal that landed the Expos the previously featured Clay Kirby. He looks pleased.

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 used Little Nicky DVD, but you never know!

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