Mr. November has a lot of fans, but the ones that appeared in the background of his latest trading card had to be given a little bit of digital persuading.
Topps editors say a prankster slipped the imaginative imaging in somewhere between the final proofing and printing. Hobbyists are known for searching out cards with minor errors and misprints, and the industry has a long history of shenanigans. Although the phony card has had Internet message boards buzzing with talk of conspiracy theirs and viral marketing schemes, Jeter told the New York Daily News that he wasn't in on the prank.
"Oh yeah? I haven't heard anything about it. I have no idea," the shortstop said.
A White House spokesman declined to comment.