Featured Card: 2013 Topps Gypsy Queen #269, Ben Revere
I understand that pre-production and layout for a set of cards needs to start months before they hit store shelves and make their way into collectors’ hands. Furthermore, after a trade it’s not immediately disclosed what a player’s potentially new uniform number might be. However, it’s usually a safe bet to assume that when a player changes teams he will have to change his number when it belongs to the longest-tenured player on the team, a four-time all-star, four-time Gold Glove winner, and winner of the NL MVP Award in 2007. Some due diligence is certainly in order. I’m not quite sure if this is quite as spectacular a lack of attention to detail as the 2010 Topps Opening Day Roy Halladay uniform mixup, but it is certainly in the same neighborhood. On the other hand, if you’ve made such a mistake before, you really should have someone in quality control make sure you don’t make the same mistake again.