Tuesday, March 5, 2013
772nd Place - Vicente Palacios
I think it's hard for ballplayers to pull off the "serious" look on a card, but Vicente here nails it. He's looking past the camera, his brow is furrowed, and he's oozing confidence. I love it. The gold chain is a nice touch too.
But once again we have a botched airbrush job. His hat is a dead giveaway. The mystery, though, is why it's airbrushed at all. Unlike previous airbrush disasters we've already seen on the blog, Palacios didn't come to the Pirates in a trade. He was part of the Pittsburgh system the entire year. He did spend most of his time in the minors in 1987, but this picture appears to be a spring training shot. What hat was he wearing in the Pirates camp?
Palacios bounced in and out of the majors for a number of seasons, making his final appearance in 2000. That's some kind of determination.