GEORGE FOSTER WEEKEND. The best thing about this card is the Blueish Purpleish Pinkish All Star Banner. This card from the 1979 Topps set also has a great background. What more can you ask for George Foster All Star Super Star player posing for his baseball card next to a steel fence and high school sized bleachers during a beautiful spring training day (probably from 1978). It is a very intimate setting (as oppposed to action shots at MLB stadiums) as fans seem to be an arm length away. I wonder how many of the people in the background know that they appeared a George Foster baseball card.
George Foster had a break out year at age 27 in 1975. Jose Bautista had a break out year at age 30 in 2010. Foster hit over 50 home runs at age 29, Jose age 30. Both players became stars at a much later age. Bill James had a theory that players that peak at a latter age have a shorter span at the top. George seemed to lose it at age 34 in 1982 when he went to the Mets. I think Jose has a another couple of good years in him.