Friday, November 11, 2011

Airbrushed Fridays: 2008 Topps #390

Today's airbrushed wonder was nominated by reader James (thanks, James!)

Troy Glaus was already well covered on this blog in a previous Airbrushed Fridays post, so much of the same applies here as well. Sorry, this is what happens when you have exactly seven spare minutes in three days to post on your blog. Glaus spent 2010 with the Braves but has not played since, though he has not officially retired. I could see him getting a non-roster invite to spring training, health permitting.

Why did Topps airbrush Troy's photo? Even though Glaus was an everyday cornerstone of the 2008 Cardinals offense, Topps did not get a real photo of him in their series 2 product for reasons unknown. He was traded by the Blue Jays to St. Louis, straight up, for Scott Rolen in the offseason.

What's wrong with this picture, anyway? Other than the fact that it just looks ridiculous, but the Cardinals do not wear red jerseys during baseball games... not even in spring training.

If you are interested in obtaining a card featured here, please send me an e-mail. If you have a card you would like to nominate for Airbrushed Fridays, please get in touch as well. I will require that I am able to see the card in person, either on loan or as a donation, so that I can examine the card and experience it in all its cruddiness.

4 comments:

Chunter said...

I think these were the Cardinal's batting practice uniforms actually.

Erin said...

Wow. That is beyond the point of ridiculous looking.

madding said...

Chunter: Yes, but this photo was clearly taken during a game, not batting practice.

John Bateman said...

Good Catch on the Red Jerseys