Jon Bois found some Topps Big cards under his bed. This is the result: Taking a black guy and being all like "yep nope you're white" is a fairly offensive thing to do. I don't know how it happened. My best guess is that Topps contracted the cartoons out to an artist who never watched baseball and didn't know who any of the players were. He was probably hip to the fact that some guys who played baseball were not white, but didn't take the trouble to identify which weren't. Upon receiving the art, someone at Topps surely let out a big old "WHOOOOPS," but the check had already been written.