My Internet connection at home has not been restored after Hurricane Ike, so I thought I'd try to make a post from work.
In the old days (pre-computer days), if Topps didn't have a photo of a player with his new team, they would often air brush the photo to alter the uniform. Wikipedia has an enormous article here on air brushing, in case you don't know what that is. In this day of digital photography and Photoshop, air brushing is probably a lost art.
I came upon this example while cataloging baseball cards last night (yes, things are pretty much back to normal at my house). Thursday has been movie night for the past few months but, considering conditions in the area, we decided to put it off. Troy Glaus played for the Blue Jays the last two seasons but is with the Cardinals this year. I don't know how he got there, but I'm thinking free agent signing. Topps managed to find a photo of him in a Cardinals uni for their regular set. Or did they? The Topps Opening Day set comes out after the Series 1 Topps. You would think that with a name like "Opening Day" that perhaps the cards represent opening day rosters. I don't remember from past years of this set, but the 2008 set has several players with their 2007 teams. For example, this Troy Glaus card. Look familiar?