Thursday, January 22, 2009
Sully Baseball Presents ANOTHER RACIAL NEUTRAL CARTOON
Two weeks ago, I honored those racial neutral cartoons that were on the back of the 1980 Topps Cards.
Specifically I found one that turned Cliff Johnson into a white dude.
Today let's take a look at another one...
Dave Parker, one of the best players in the late 1970s had a cartoon on his card.
And it isn't a general baseball pose.
It's a specific cartoon for Parker.
The sign the cartoon fan is holding up says "DAVE."
And yet it's a white guy!
That's basically a decision by the artist.
"I know it's the Cobra... but I am going to draw him like Potsie Webber."
This bothered me when I was 8.
I am not letting go!!!