In the Photoshop world in which we live, baseball cards frequently are churned out with a new team's uniform pretty fast. But you would think that Topps, the leader in baseball cards since the 50s, would have someone doublechecking the work that they do. In this case, an artist had to Photoshop a Ben Revere photo for a 2013 Gypsy Queen set. Nobody checked facts.
If you know a player is switching teams, wouldn't you bother to see what number he was wearing for the new team? Or, if you do not know yet, come up with a picture in which the uniform number is not shown? How about checking to see if a former All-Star, Rawlings Gold Glove winner, and even National League MVP was wearing the number?
In Topps' defense, Jimmy Rollins did switch to number six for the 2003 season. They have made similiar mistakes before, such as this 2010 Topps Opening Day Roy Halladay, in which the folks at Topps never heard of Steve Carlton before. Embarrassing.