And then I saw THIS ...
It is my understanding that this monstrosity is one of the cards created for release at the National this summer. Apparently, according to the newsletter released today, they "wondered, what would Jackie have looked like in a Giants uniform and the 2009 National (Topps) VIP card of Jackie Robinson answers that question."
Well, isn't that lovely. Harmless musing. Mere wondering. How delightful.
Should I know about any other horrifying non-existent scenarios that you are scheming to bring to reality under the guise of mere wondering? Plan on burning every little kid's stuffed animals? Littering the highway with thumb tacks? Harnessing the power of the sun for evil? Shooting the purple bunnies hopping through the meadow?
Because if you're putting Jackie in a Giants uniform, WHICH HE NEVER WORE, then there is no stopping you from foisting other horrors on to the collecting public.
The story goes that Jackie Robinson refused to go to the Giants after he was traded to the team in 1956. I choose to believe that. But even if it's not true, he was never a Giant. And, for the record, I have NEVER wondered what he would have looked like in a Giant uniform. But thanks to The National, I'm forced to consider the possibility.
My eyes. My poor, poor eyes.
Might as well do what I would have done when I was a boy:
There. I feel somewhat better. I'm sorry they did this to you Jackie. Please forgive them.