Some days the Gods of Quality Control frown on the card markers. Other times certain card companies make alarmingly terrible decisions. I never really have to think too hard on this one. Two years ago Topps put two players on a baseball cards in their Topps Update product that did not make it to the All-Star game. Bard was in Triple A by the end of April and Wigginton was released at the beginning of July.
Last year we had the Ron Gant Cardinals autograph and the Wade Boggs softball jersey from the All-Star game. Softball jersey is a pretty self explanatory terrible card especially in a high end product like Dynasty. Making a Ron Gant autograph in a Cardinals uniform, for those not familiar with their history together, would be akin to making a Jonathan Papelbon card in a Nationals jersey. Maybe not quite that bad, but not far away.
The winner this year? I knew it the second I saw the card....
I guess there could have been a shortage of Biggio cards in the nickel bin at the card shows Topps bought back their cards. It's possible it just got mixed into a stack somewhere along the line, or Craig Biggio thought it would be awesome to see if Topps was actually paying attention. Whatever, it's just bad quality control. Not cool Topps.