Looking through Kevin Kouzmanoff in Topps Series 2, I saw that he had one of the hat patch cards.
My first concern was, do I really want to pick up this card where it shows an A's logo from last year's Independence Day celebration when Kouzmanoff wasn't on the team yet. Then, I looked closer.
That is not Kevin Kouzmanoff in that picture. Not only is that not Kevin Kouzmzanoff, but that man has never worn an A's uniform. It took me a few minutes to realize it was Chase Headley, this season's third baseman for the Padres. Headley played third in the minors, but moved to the outfield when he was brought up because Kouz played third. Kouz was traded in the offseason to Oakland and Headley moved back to third.
Then, I did more research on eBay and found this card:
Chase Headley's patch card EXCEPT that is Kouz pictured on top of the card.
So, now here comes my dilemma. I want to own every Kouz card I can. That's just the way I am as a player collector. However, in this situation of comedic errors, his name is one card and his picture is on another.
The options are:
A. Buy the card with his name
B. Buy the card with his photo
C. Buy both cards and glue them back-to-back (This was suggested by the boyfriend)
D. Forget both card and pretend like they do not exist because they are just so badly misrepresented.
What do you guys think I should do and what would you do if this happened to one of your players?
By the way, if you want to see more patch cards from Topps Series 2, click here.