Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Umpires and Fans on Baseball Cards

Looking through some cards lately, I've noticed that Topps removes umpires and blurs the faces of fans on their baseball cards, while Upper Deck does not. Anyone know why?

Here is a 2004 Topps Larry Bigbie card #453
Umpire is nowhere to be found and fans faces are blurred out

Here is a 2008 Upper Deck Garrett Atkins card #484
Umpire is featured and fans faces are not altered

1 comment:

  1. I'd never even noticed umpires being removed until it started getting pointed out on the blogs.. interesting. Can't think of reason why it'd be necessary to take out fans, as I'm sure they fall under some sort of public domain type category that allows the card companies to 'include' them on cards without worry.