Saturday, February 27, 2010
Adventures in photoshopping
This is a 2010 Opening Day card of Roy Halladay. He's pictured working for a team for which he's never taken the mound in an official game. He was traded to Philadelphia in December.
Companies are getting better at "hiding" their photoshopping efforts, but this is one of the easier ones to detect. The cap and T-shirt colors are too dark. The name on the back of his jersey is just too big as is the uniform number (Halladay wore No. 32 with the Blue Jays).
I like that they put the "TV number" on Halladay's sleeve because the Phillies do feature TV numbers. I guess Halladay is supposed to be wearing a Phillies road unform, because their home uniforms feature pinstripes. But that uniform just looks too white to me for it to be a road uniform.
But all of that is just me hyper-examining the card. I have little issue with any of it. It's cool to see what Halladay might look like as a Phillie.
Here is my issue, if you can call it that:
But it's not. It's making a break for it. It's crawling up Halladay's leg!
The registered trademark is alive!
All that photoshopping work and they can't even get the trademark in the right spot.