Photo laziness by Upper DeckJune 26, 2008 at 11:39 pm | Posted in Rays, Upper Deck | 5 Comments
In light of Matt Garza’s brilliant performance today, I decided to check eBay for certified autographed Garza cards that I don’t already have. I found a good looking card with what appears to be an on-card autograph from the new 2008 Upper Deck Legendary Cuts set. Here’s what the card looks like:
What do you see that’s wrong with this picture? It’s a picture of Matt Garza in a Twins uniform! As most MLB fans are aware, Garza was traded to the Rays as part of a major 6-player deal back on November 28, 2007. That is six and a half months before the Legendary Cuts set was released. Upper Deck had all of spring training and the first couple of months of the season to snap a picture of Garza in a Rays uniform. They could have even airbrushed the Rays logo into an old picture like Topps did for Garza’s Heritage card. But instead they chose to take the lazy route and used this old photo of Garza with the Twins. Let’s face it, Twins fans probably do not want Garza cards anymore and Rays fans want cards of him in a Rays uniform. Topps didn’t have this problem; I bought a Co-Signers dual autographed card of Matt Garza and Andy Sonnanstine about a month ago and Garza was pictured in a Rays uniform.
So Upper Deck, I am calling you out. I don’t want to see any more cards printed of Matt Garza in a Twins uniform, Scott Kazmir wearing number 26 (which he hasn’t worn since 2006), or any Rays in their old green uniforms. We’re almost at the All Star break, and collectors deserve cards of their favorite players in their current uniforms!