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.

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