Friday, January 24, 2014

Airbrushed Fridays: 2013 Topps Update Series #US23

A new year of Topps cards is nearly upon us, but last year left behind a lot of clunkers.

Who is he? Mike Olt was a sandwich pick in the 2010 draft who advanced aggressively through the Rangers system after starring at University of Connecticut.

How did he get here? The Rangers needed to bolster their pitching staff to make a run at the playoffs last season, acquiring Matt Garza for a slew of prospects. Olt was one of those prospects.

Repeat offender? No

Other versions of this card: 2013 Topps #87

Airbrushed Score: 10

Comments: There is no way Topps could have pulled the wool over our eyes with this one. Olt never suited up with the Cubs, spending the remainder of the season in the minors. Since he broke camp with another organization, this card is an exercise in pure fantasy.

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