Friday, October 19, 2012

Airbrushed Fridays: 2006 Topps Updates & Highlights #UH64

Welcome back to Airbrushed Fridays. It's Friday somewhere, right? Actually, it's still Friday here on the west coast, and that's all that matters to me.

Who is this week's victim, and why do we care? Todd Walker was an offensive minded second baseman who bounced around the league, playing for seven teams in 12 seasons. A former first round draft pick, Walker came up with the Twins where he'd remain until he decided to tour the league beginning in 2000.

Why does this card exist? Walker made one of his last stops in San Diego by virtue of a trade deadline deal with the Cubs back in 2006. The Cubs received Jose Ceda for their troubles, a player who didn't break into the league until 2010 - with the Marlins. Walker would make one more stop - an 18 game cameo with Oakland before hanging it up in 2007. Oh, and the Photoshopping? It's bad. Let us never speak of it again.

Airbrushed Fridays is a weekly feature as the name seems to imply. If you know of a card with an altered photograph that you'd like to see featured, please contact me. You probably won't win anything other than a hyperlink and what's left of Lance Armstrong's career, but you never know!

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