Maybe it's awkward lighting or just bad photographers. Maybe he just has a weird face, but poor Ryan Braun can't win when it comes to baseball cards.
Here's a look at some of his more recent cards. I know there are crazier ones.
This is one isn't really his fault. You can't even see his face on this Bowman card. The only way you really know it's him is because of the name on the jersey. But how do we know this isn't JJ Hardy pulling a prank?
This one isn't bad. It's a season highlight card showing him running after a pop up. It's not the worst card, but it doesn't show any creativity at all.
Maybe on insert will help:
Oh ... um ... he just looks scary there. That could be an image from an old black and white horror film.
Perhaps more updated cards will work:
Again, this isn't bad, but boring. You really see his face, and I guess that really isn't a bad thing. But his leg looks really weird. It has a weird bend in his calf.
How about this one:
Well, apparently, the photographers don't want to show his face. It's probably because of that crazy-eyes card.