February 27, 2007


Joke is on Jeter!: President and Mantle pop up on Topps' gag baseball card (ANTHONY McCARRON, 2/27/07, NY DAILY NEWS)

It's hard to Topps this one: The card company has issued a Derek Jeter baseball card with a smiling President Bush in the stands.

But there's something very wrong with that picture: Bush wasn't really at the game that day.

A not-so-careful analysis of the card makes it clear that Bush was digitally superimposed - his right arm extended in a waving motion and his left arm seemingly missing.

The mischievous elves at Topps then played another version of Where's Waldo - sticking a picture of Mickey Mantle in the dugout.

The Mick is depicted in uniform, holding a bat as though he were back from the dead and preparing to pinch hit.

Gotta think no one wants a copy of this card more than W himself.

Posted by Orrin Judd at February 27, 2007 8:16 PM
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