GEORGE FOSTER WEEKEND. George Foster has always been one of my favorite players of all time. When I began following baseball , George Foster was the man. He was so intimidating at the plate with that stance and the stroke (and his usually black bat except in this picture). I always thought he was the most feared player from the Big Red Machine. This card (like Carlton's) exudes power and coolness. George has that stern look on his face with those menacing side burns, he looks like he is ready to crank on the ball as his arms seem to be made of sinew.