Last week Ken Griffey Jr. did an interview with the Sporting News, during the interview he talked about his first Upper Deck card. Upper Deck was in such a rush to get him in to their premier 1989 Upper Deck baseball release that they selected an image of him in his Single-A San Bernardino Spirit’s uniform and they airbrushed the hat to appear as a Mariners cap.
In honor of the 25th anniversary of that first release Upper Deck released some of those original images that were taken during the same photo session. It is interesting to see the original image and the final airbrushed image.
I don’t know if this was an Upper Deck photo shoot or UD just happened to select these images to work with but I was wondering if it were UD doing the session why wouldn’t they just toss a Mariners cap on Griffey while taking the photos and not worry about airbrushing the photo afterwards.