Friday, January 16, 2015
Airbrushed Fridays: 2013 Topps #416
Pitchers and catchers report in five weeks! Pitchers and catchers report in five weeks!
Who is he? Jordan Lyles is a right handed starting pitcher for the Colorado Rockies. He broke into the majors at just 20 years old and is still looking to put together the proverbial breakout season.
How did he get here? Lyles broke in with the Astros and was Photoshopped out of an Astros uniform and into a newer Astros uniform. More annoying to me than any other photo tinkering shenanigans than Topps ever pulls, in 2013 they decided to go wild with altering uniforms of players who had not changed teams in the offseason. Rather, three franchises changed their uniforms (Marlins, Blue Jays and Astros) and someone felt it necessary to imagine these players in the uniforms they would soon be wearing instead of waiting for reality to catch up. Lyles later was traded the Rockies in the Dexter Fowler deal, but that has nothing to do with the card at hand.
Repeat offender? No
Other versions of this card: None
Source image (from gettyimages):
Airbrushed Score: 9
Comments: I don't really miss Houston's old unis, however.