Friday, June 26, 2015
Airbrushed Fridays: 2013 Topps #364
The ol' underhand toss.
Who is he? Carlos Pena was a slugger and a one-time All-Star who spent most of his career with the Tigers and the Rays. He was never known for his defense or for hitting for high average, but his power kept him around the game for more than a decade.
How did he get here? Pena's greatest success came in Tampa Bay, but after a season where he hit just .196, he was off to Chicago for a single season before a Florida reunion. Pena once again failed to crack the .200 mark in 2012, so he was set free again as the Astros picked him up on the cheap for the 2013 season to distract people from their complete rebuilding plan.
Repeat offender? No
Other versions of this card: None
Airbrushed Score: 10
Comments: This is really bad. Just fiery awful. The sad thing is, if Carlos had played for the Astros in 2012 this card still would have existed, as Topps saw fit to Photoshop fake uniforms on as many Astros, Blue Jays and Marlins in 2013 just to supposedly honor their new outfits. Shameful.