Airbrushed Goodness

PhotoShop is pretty awesome. I think we all know this. Here is just one more shining example.

Anyone who has even the slightest interest in football, or perhaps even sports in general, knows all about Peyton Manning signing with the Denver Broncos and Tim Tebow’s subsequent trade to the New York Jets. What some may not realize is how that created a potential problem for card sets. Most collectors hate the red-jersey-from-summer-mini-camp photographs on their cards. A good number dislike the player-in-his-former-jersey-but-with-new-team-card-logo-and-small-“Traded”-notation method. So what else can be done?

Airbrushing.

Topps has announced that these two high-profile quarterbacks will be shown in their new team jerseys in the company’s first 2012 football release, 2012 Bowman. There are even mock images available already:


Manning and Tebow in their new, albeit airbrushed, unis

Hopefully this example, along with a relatively normal off-season (compared to last season’s labor lock-out debacle), will lead to a much improved image bank for the upcoming football release calendar. Last year was just a bit irksome with so many draft combine and “incorrect” team logos due to everything being slammed into about two weeks before the season started.

This is a good start to 2012.

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One Response to Airbrushed Goodness

  1. Tim H. says:

    Hey You’re still alive! So how’s the parenting going?

    Yeah…….. I think you’re gonna see these Bowman cards turn into the Skippy “the Squirrel” Shumockerwhateverhisnameis card and come out blazing at 500.00 a piece and then after 4 months it’ll sizzle down to 5.00 a piece perhaps. I can see the excitement for Peyton but come on….Tebow……who has yet to prove he can throw a football…….he’s gonna be swallowed up by the Media in NY. However I think it will be interesting to see how Peyton likes playing in the snow and how that cold weather affects his neck. It could not be any worse than what Pat Robertson said about Peyton.

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