And while Springa is a Chicago resident these days, we had to rely on Hot Shit College Student for the red alert regarding the baseball card trickeration of artist Jake Longstreth.

“The Chicago Reader’s Whet Moser found a team logo-less image of Roy Howell (above) ‘particularly haunting,'” writes HSCS, “but that really is nothing compared to Derek Erdman’s ‘Easy E In A Cubs Road Hat.'”

Adds our correspondent, “Tim Burke’s mullet is just distracting without the obnoxious Expos logo.”