Friday, March 21, 2014
Airbrushed Fridays: 2014 Topps Stickers #119
Baseball starts this weekend! Sort of!
Who is he? Robinson Cano is no stranger to anyone that follows baseball. He's been the game's top offensive second baseman in the past decade and is fresh off his fourth consecutive All-Star Game appearance. He possesses rare power for a middle infielder and was a key cog in the Yankees 2009 World Series win.
How did he get here? Cano did the unthinkable and took a major free agent payday from the usually luckless Seattle Mariners just months ago. There are a lot of skeptics making their skeptical sounds about the signing, considering what Cano does to the team's payroll and perceived ability to spend money on other resources. I think Cano will do just fine in the usually hitter-hating Safeco Park, but what do I know?
Repeat offender? No
Other versions of this card: None
Airbrushed Score: 10
Comments: This is probably the worst Photoshopping I've seen on a Topps product produced in the years that I've run this blog. It's bad. The Mariners sleeve logo is all stretched out and I don't even know what's going on with the cap. It's fortunate for Topps that stickers are smaller than normal cards and that much of the front of Cano's jersey is hidden by his arms, because this could have been even worse.