This One Time, When I Was A Royal...Johnny Damon Edition

Now I hope that we can all agree that this has to be the worst Royals card in history:

If you can't make out the background image of the card it is an erupting volcano or some sort of horrible explosion. Why is it there in the background? I can find no earthly reason. This card is a base card in the 1998 Fleer Metal Universe set so it isn't apart of some horribly lame "Exploding Talent" or "Natural Disasters" insert set or something like seems to be just plain bad.