This isn't so much a thing done to a card as it is a Thing Done to Nelson Liriano.
This beauty from 1990 Topps depicts Liriano hopelessly chasing a popup. And I could be wrong, but I don't think the technique they teach involves stretching your glove arm to the limit, flailing your throwing hand wildly, and generally looking panicked.
Now, Liriano wasn't an awesome player, but I don't think this photo accurately represents his defensive prowess.
Had Topps chosen to show Luis Polonia missing a fly ball, then I would have had no beef whatsoever.