Friday, February 27, 2015

Airbrushed Fridays: 2008 Topps #433

Spring Training begins!

Who is he? Carlos Silva had a 9 year major league career, more than most of us, including 7 seasons as a starter. He finished with a .500 W-L record and fairly pedestrian numbers, his best season coming in 2005 with the Twins where he walked just 9 batters all season. Always susceptible to the gopher ball, he would led the league (on the wrong side) in home runs allowed the following season with 38.

How did he get here? Silva's 2007 was better, but that didn't stop the Twins from letting him walk. He signed as a free agent with the Mariners in 2008, where he would find himself with the worst ERA (6.46) of any full time starter. (His W-L record that year was 4-15 for what it's worth.)

Repeat offender? No

Other versions of this card: None

Airbrushed Score: 5

Comments: 2008 was probably the golden era of Topps Photoshop flubs, but this is nothing like the Miguel Tejada card found in Series 1 that year.

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