About a week ago, this card was featured on the excellent “When Topps Had (Base) Balls” blog…
The gist of the post is that the Topps airbrush artist did a notably bad job in painting an A’s uniform on the former Pirate Manny Sanguillen.
What he may not have known is that the 1977 O-Pee-Chee Sanguillen card features a different photo of Manny, also handpainted in a manner that could also be described as “a doozy”.
While neither one can be considered a first-rate example of airbrushing, I think that OPC job is bad enough to make me wonder why they thought it was an improvement over the Topps card (OPC went to press after Topps, so they were able to change things up in this set).
Which do you think is the worse of these two airbrushing jobs? Topps or OPC?
Another great Topps paint-by-number airbrush job. There’s also a Venezuelan Cloth Sticker of Manny that uses that same photo.
You know Topps should do airbrushed Chase cards of guys that changed teams in the offseason. It would make for an interesting retro set.
I could definitely get behind that!
Hard to pick. Both typically bad.
I second this!