Friday, May 29, 2015
Airbrushed Fridays: 2007 Topps #21
Hi. I play for NEWYORK.
Who is he? Chris Britton was a relief pitcher for a spell. His Wikipedia entry seems neglected and a little sad, mentioning his large weight relative to other players in the league in the present tense even though he hasn't pitched a game in 7 years. There's a quote from the Yankees GM that probably fails the "is it noteworthy?" check pretty hard, damning Britton with faint praise or at least casual indifference. In any case Chris Britton logged three years of MLB service time, three years more than I did or my neighbors did or any of my friends did.
How did he get here? Britton was an 8th round pick of the Orioles in 2001 and reached the majors at the age of 23. The Yankees gave up Jaret Wright to get him, and he would spend the next two years bouncing between the Yankees bullpen and AAA. He struggled in later years in the Padres organization before disappearing from organized ball entirely after 2011.
Repeat offender? No
Other versions of this card: None
Airbrushed Score: 10
Comments: This card gets the rare perfect score in the Photoshop era. The only thing that could have made it worse is if "New York" was misspelled.