Monday, April 13, 2015

Factory Photoshop Faux Pas

Broken record time:

Topps continues to mess up with their photoshopped cards.  I again offer my services, free of charge, to preview cards for mistakes.  I'm going to find them anyway, so wouldn't it be easier if they were found before the cards were printed?

Here is Miguel Montero's card from the factory set. One thing that I've harassed Topps about is not using the unique Cubs number font.

Well kudos to Topps for getting the font correct.  They've got the 2 and 6 perfect.

So what is the problem?

This.  The Cubs have retired #26.  Miguel Montero will not wear #26.  No Cub will ever again wear #26.  So why show Montero with a retired number?

Faux pas #2:  Remember how I just complimented Topps for using the Cubs number font?


I take it back.  Way to be consistent Topps.



  1. Not to mention, on the Fowler card, they left the piping on the middle of the uniform. This makes it look like he's wearing a mish mash of the new alt road jersey and the regular one.

  2. The Fowler paint job is pretty obvious, but the numbers are wrong as you point out. The Williams error is just awful, and shameful, if only because his number is retired. I can't imagine that if Troy Tulowitzki was traded to the Yankees they would just airbrush a 2 on the for thought.

  3. Ugh. Shades of the Jose Veras (Maddux/Jenkins) fiasco from last year.