Sunday, September 20, 2020

Vintage Backgrounds: Yankee Stadium, old and new

 Through the magic of airbrushing, Gene Tenace appears on his 1977 Topps card in a Padres uniform in the old Yankee Stadium, which had not been used since the 1973 season. 

1976 was the first season of the new Yankee Stadium, which can be seen on many cards in the set, like this one of Von Joshua. Obviously nobody at Topps thought the Marlboro sign clearly seen in the background was a problem here . . .
. . . but for some reason it was a problem on Jack Brohamer's card, as someone at Topps used a black marker to cover up the Marlboro sign. I know I have a lot of marked up cards but this is what all the '77 Brohamers look like. 
This is not the only case where someone at Topps marked up a background sign. Stay tuned . . . 

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