Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Sloppy Topps - Andre Eithier

What the heck is going on with the photoshopping on this Andre Ethier card?

2007 Topps Co-Signers #32 Andre Ethier

He has a 61 on the front and a 16 on the back. It's not a reverse negative. Looks to be a photoshopping oversight. The B&W photo on the front makes it hard to tell if that is photoshop or a the real photo.

According to Baseball-Almanac, Ethier has only worn #16 in the majors.

This may be the first time I have referenced Baseball Almanac here
and I have added a link to the Almanac within the Around the Horn sidebar. I generally use Baseball-Reference or Wikepedia for quick research, but the Almanac is a good reference for uniform number and some other information.


Anonymous said...

Could #61 have been a spring training number?

capewood said...

In the two photos on the front of the card his uniform has #61. The photo on the back has to be the same photo as the one on the front. Numbers don't move around by themselves on a photograph. What was Topps trying to do?

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