Friday, October 24, 2014

Airbrushed Fridays: 1976 Topps Traded #58T

I've almost exhausted all of the '70s airbrushed cards I own. I should do something about this.

Who is he? Ron Reed was a pitcher with a short name and a long career. Debuting with Atlanta in 1966, Reed earned All-Star honors in 1968 and won his first and only World Series title in 1980. He's also in the company of Dennis Eckersley and John Smoltz (and two others) as 100-win and 100-save pitchers who have thrown 50 complete games. He also played for the Detroit Pistons (basketball!) for three seasons early in his pro career.

How did he get here? Reed spent his first decade in a Braves uniform. A midseason trade found him in St. Louis in 1975, but he wouldn't stick with the Cardinals as they shipped him on to Philadelphia for Mike Anderson. It was as a member of the Phillies where Reed would find his greatest team success, as a World Series winner in 1980.

Repeat offender? No

Other versions of this card: 1976 Topps #58

Airbrushed Score: 5

Comments: The 'P' logo in any form has always been a difficult one to fake.

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