Friday, February 14, 2014
Airbrushed Fridays: 2012 Topps Opening Day #49
What will 2014 be like for the outed PED users?
Who is he? Melky Cabrera is a Dominican born outfielder who toiled in mediocrity for much of his career as an outfielder until he randomly became an All-Star in 2012, playing for his 4th team in as many seasons. Only about a month after that All-Star Game, he was suspended 50 games PED use and people stopped paying attention to him again.
How did he get here? The Giants traded Jonathan Sanchez, who had a no hitter under his belt, to the Royals to get Melky after he had his best season at the plate to date.
Repeat offender? No
Other versions of this card: 2012 Topps #15 (pre-Photoshop!)
Airbrushed Score: 10
Comments: Finally, we have our first Photoshopped card that can be compared side-by-side with its original photo. It's too bad, too, because the original photo is pretty great and shouldn't be messed with.