I’d noticed something while looking at some Jerry Reuss cards… Check this out:
1973 Topps… Jerry Reuss with the Astros, standing in front of some half-filled stands
1974 Topps: Jerry Reuss airbrushed into a Pirates uniform, standing in front of some half-filled stands.
You might think they were just similar photos, but look at the left-hand side of the card, just over Jerry’s shoulder. Aren’t those the same people in both cards?
I dunno, I thought it was interesting.
Jerry, who threw a no-hitter and was a two-time all-star, was traded on 10/31/73 by the Astros to the Pirates for catcher Milt May. According to his bio on http://www.jerryreuss.com, he’s a photographer whose work has appeared on Upper Deck baseball cards.