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#41 NJTank

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Posted June 21, 2011 - 20:42

Agreed Airbrushing created many interesting looks

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Posted June 22, 2011 - 08:52




My favorite odd one is from the mid-late '70s. Instead of airbrushing the uniform, the entire picture was paint/airbrush. I could swear it was Rick Wise, but I've never been able to find a picture of it.


Close, it is Mike Paxton, Topps 1978.

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I think there are a few all painted 1978 cards, but my uncle and I used to laugh at this one all the time, which is why I remember it so well.

Nice find. That said, I'm pretty sure the one I remember had a player in a Mariners uniform, so it must have been one of the others.
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Posted June 22, 2011 - 08:53

Agreed Airbrushing created many interesting looks

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Ah, yes! The Cardinals' pink alt. I remember it well.
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Posted June 22, 2011 - 19:02

Any baseball card with Don Mossi should count.

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Posted June 22, 2011 - 19:12

Any baseball card with Don Mossi should count.

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Posted June 22, 2011 - 19:23

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Posted June 22, 2011 - 19:41

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Posted June 22, 2011 - 19:45

Does anyone know the story behind this card? I have this one and a few others (Rueben Sierra maybe?) that were basically painted portrait baseball cards.

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Posted June 22, 2011 - 20:02

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The last card in the 1991 Ultimate Hockey series, which is arguably the worst hockey set of all-time. Including a subset a friend of mine referred to as the "Half Nakeds"

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Posted June 22, 2011 - 20:39

Does anyone know the story behind this card? I have this one and a few others (Rueben Sierra maybe?) that were basically painted portrait baseball cards.

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Fleer did those a lot in the early '90s. I want to say they were a response to Donruss' Diamond Kings series, but don't hold me to that.


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Posted June 24, 2011 - 00:31

Gotta love how card companies treated traded players back in the day:

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Guys' heads on somebody else's body:
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I've got some of those.

I'll have to look for it--but I have one where the player had their picture taken on the Flames--he was traded (to the North Stars I think), then traded again.

So the picture of him in a Flames uni was airbrushed with the second team's jersey--then "Traded to..." was printed on the card after that.

But keep them coming...
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Posted June 24, 2011 - 14:44

Small picture, but Mark Howe's face looks like "I'll never be as good as my Daddy! Waaaaaaaah!"
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Posted June 24, 2011 - 16:24


Does anyone know the story behind this card? I have this one and a few others (Rueben Sierra maybe?) that were basically painted portrait baseball cards.

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Fleer did those a lot in the early '90s. I want to say they were a response to Donruss' Diamond Kings series, but don't hold me to that.


yep, they were called ProVisions and were on all Fleer sports sets from 91-93. The Yount one with the floating baseballs on the previous page was another example.

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Posted June 25, 2011 - 15:22

I'll have to look for it--but I have one where the player had their picture taken on the Flames--he was traded (to the North Stars I think), then traded again.

So the picture of him in a Flames uni was airbrushed with the second team's jersey--then "Traded to..." was printed on the card after that.

But keep them coming...


Here's more I have been able to find on the net and or remember from my childhood.

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Upwards skating Penguin on Warren Young

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Pavel Bure's card for 1991-92 Upper Deck

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Darren Puppa, nickname and all

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Neil Wilkinson, on motorbike

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The back of "The Goalmouth" card for the 1991 WHL 7th Inning Sketch series

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Posted June 25, 2011 - 16:18

Be honest: before today, how many of you ever saw this one:
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Better yet, how many of you actually own one? (Disclosure: I do.)

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Posted June 25, 2011 - 21:13

The NHL celebrity captains fascinate me... any more? Sabres?

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 13:50

The NHL celebrity captains fascinate me... any more? Sabres?


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Then-Bills QB Jim Kelly was Buffalo's celebrity captain

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 15:13


The NHL celebrity captains fascinate me... any more? Sabres?


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Then-Bills QB Jim Kelly was Buffalo's celebrity captain


Little known fact about this card. It was originally supposed to have been Scott Norwood. But every card always seemed to be cut wide to the right.

Nothing says funny like a joke from 1990....

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 18:41

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Posted June 26, 2011 - 19:46

Little known fact about this card. It was originally supposed to have been Scott Norwood. But every card always seemed to be cut wide to the right.

Nothing says funny like a joke from 1990....

Nothing does--and yet I laughed.
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