Friday, September 21, 2012

Airbrushed Fridays: 2012 Topps #395

Chris Carpenter is back, but the Cardinals bullpen is not. Rough loss to the Cubs today, though one could say any loss to the Cubs this season should be considered "rough" no matter what the circumstances.

Who is this week's victim, and why do we care? Rod Barajas is a journeyman catcher who has bounced around the league, often serving as a backup, since 1999. He's got a little bit of power with the bat, but not much... you could call it "catcher power", I suppose.

Why does this card exist? The Pirates signed Barajas last offseason after he spent a year and change in Los Angeles with the non-Anaheim Dodgers of California. For some reason, whoever Photoshopped this card decided that the Pirates name and the uniform number needed to be so close that they're almost touching. Good job, otherwise. So close.

Airbrushed Fridays is a weekly feature as the name seems to imply. If you know of a card with an altered photograph that you'd like to see featured, please contact me. You probably won't win anything other than a hyperlink and some candy corn Oreos, but you never know!

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