Baseball card collectors want it all and they won’t settle for anything less. So that might explain the Update/Traded sets that have been a force in The Hobby long before I ever picked up a pack of cards. Still, sometimes it may be best to accept defeat rather than release a monstrosity like the 2002 Topps Traded Jason Bay.
In case you didn’t know, Jason was drafted by the Montreal Expos in 2000 but was a San Diego Padre before becoming a staple with the Pittsburgh Pirates. Playing with the Red Sox this season, Bay is nearing career-highs in home runs and RBI while playing on a team that’s leading the American League in the Wild Card race.
Still, there’s just no excuse for the Photoshop FAIL of the 2002 Topps Traded card. It’s almost as bad as the 2008 Bowman Draft Picks & Prospects Josh Reddick, with perhaps the worst Photoshop disaster of all-time in trading card history. In case you missed that one, click HERE.
(h/t – Padrographs)
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