Friday, November 1, 2013

Airbrushed Fridays: 2013 Topps Opening Day #184

Another season has come to an end. Another batch of cars has been flipped in Boston in celebration.

Who is this week's victim, and why do we care? Denard Span is a human highlight reel, a stellar defensive center fielder who hits well enough to stay in the lineup. He was a first round draft pick of the Twins back in 2002, and spent his entire professional career there until 2013.

Why is this a thing? Span was traded to the Nationals last offseason for a pitching prospect, Alex Meyer. Washington made him their starting center fielder. What I find interesting with this card is that Topps decided to Photoshop Span into a Nationals special alternate uniform, just for kicks?

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... at all, but you never know!

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