Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Captured on Cardboard #1: Now You See It, Now We Don't

Topps missed a great opportunity for a tongue in cheek moment with today's card. Considering the photo on the front of the card, what they should have done on the back of the card was show Ortiz with the glove on his left hand and an empty right hand. Now you see it, now you don't.

The ball could have disappeared quicker than it did on one of the league-leading 40 homers Ortiz gave up in 2002. Despite all the home runs allowed, Ramon would have the best year of his career as the Angels would win their first and only World Series. 

It's too bad that the Angels uniform pictured on the card didn't disappear as soon as a prototype was made. Both jersey tops and hat rank among the worst ever, in my opinion.


  1. I remember when he reemerged with the Cubs a few years back in the throes of their rebuild. I knew the Cubs were completely bottomed out when Ortiz, Rodrigo Lopez, Justin Germano and Jason Berkey were making starts... yuck!

  2. I'm just glad that Ortiz had his barbershop to fall back on.

  3. Those were bad uniforms, but the "softball" uniforms were even worse.