Friday, July 17, 2015

Airbrushed Fridays: 2008 Topps Updates and Highlights #UH258

Arthur Lee.

Who is he? Arthur Rhodes was a consummate professional southpaw reliever. After spending nearly a decade with the Baltimore Orioles, Rhodes bounced around from team to team, throwing from the other arm that people don't always throw with, hoping to retire batters. Though his numbers were rarely eye-popping, he made the All-Star team for the first time in his 20th season at the age of 40.

How did he get here? Rhodes was a fixture in the Seattle bullpen in the early '00s, truly the last time Seattle was a force to be reckoned with. After stints with a few other teams, Rhodes found himself back with the Mariners in 2008 when he was shipped to the Marlins at the non-waiver trade deadline for a minor leaguer. Little did we know that the best years of Arthur Rhodes were still to come, as his All-Star appearance would be in 2010 in Cincinnati. The next year, Rhodes would make a cameo with the Cardinals and pick up a World Series ring before calling it a career.

Repeat offender? No

Other versions of this card: None

Airbrushed Score: 2

Comments: Well, yes, I'm really doubting myself here. This is either a really good Photoshop job or a really poor job by me in selecting a card. Feel free to weigh in with your comments!

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