Friday, August 21, 2015

Airbrushed Fridays: 1975 Topps #514

Back in vintage territory.

Who is he? Jose Cruz was a two-time All-Star outfielder. Cruz hailed from Puerto Rico, and was one of the territory's biggest stars of his day. His son, Jose Jr., was also an outfielder and had a long but nomadic big league career of his own.

How did he get here? Cruz began his career with the Cardinals, but really came into his own after the Astros purchased his contract following the 1974 season. He'd go on to earn both of his All-Star selections in Houston to go along with two Silver Slugger awards.

Repeat offender? No

Other versions of this card: None

Airbrushed Score: 9

Comments: That is a ridiculously large 'H' on his cap!

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