Friday, November 23, 2012

Airbrushed Fridays: 1974 Topps #548

I hope everyone had a happy Thanksgiving holiday. Much food was consumed over here and I am still feeling the effects. I have so far managed to completely avoid the Black Friday plague, but I am heading out to the Blazers game tonight and will most certainly end up in some sort of traffic mess on the way.

Who is this week's victim, and why do we care? Sonny Siebert was a multi-sport star who was drafted to play in the NBA as well as MLB. He was a starting pitcher for the majority of his major league career which saw him suit up for six teams in twelve years. He no-hit the Washington Senators in 1966 and is the last pitcher to hit two HRs in the same game.

Why does this card exist? Siebert spent one season with the Texas Rangers, who dealt him in the offseason for the legendary Tommy Cruz. Topps didn't have to airbrush much off of this card with the pose they used, and thankfully they left Siebert's sideburns intact.

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 the tears of a disgruntled Walmart employee, but you never know!

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