George "Boomer" Scott - March 23, 1944 – July 28, 2013
The baseball world is poorer for the loss of George Scott. Scott was an 8 time Gold Glove at first base for the Red Sox and Brewers. He was also elected to the All Star Team 3 times including his rookie season of 1966.
I was in the process of putting together the 1967 Topps All Star cards that never were when I heard the news and felt compelled to post this card ahead of the others.
Boomer also has a place in the hearts of cardboard aficionados. Especially those who appreciate the 'art' of air-brushing. In 1977 Topps took a couple of attempts at turning his Brewers uniform (as seen in his 1977 Topps card below left) into a Red Sox uniform. Once for his 1977 O Pee Chee card :
And again for his 1977 Hostess Card: