Friday, February 8, 2013

A Fortnight of 2013 Topps: Day 2

My first 2013 Topps card is...

I like the card design, though the white border is terribly dissappointing.  How sweet would this be:

If they went wood grain with this design, it would be the best designed Topps set in a very, very long time.  I would put together the whole set if it looked like that.


Guy Sanchez said...

Really? That's interesting. I take great pains to stay away from any card with wood paneling.

Which is odd since all cards are essentially cardboard "wood".

Funny how tastes differ. I myself can't get enough chrome. But not just chrome with no background - I like Chrome gloss over a normal picture.

And because people are on opposite spectrums - card companies produce 20 sets a year which are more often than not very mediocre.

The Baseball Card Snob said...

Interesting take on that. I'm not sure if I like it, but it looks pretty neat.

night owl said...

I don't understand the fascination with wood paneling. I think '87 Topps warped a lot of people.

(Get it? "Wood"? "Warped"?

OK I'll go away now).

The Baseball Card Snob said...

I wasn't collecting in 87, but I've managed to acquire (and not by choice mind you) a ton of 87 Topps. One thing that I've noticed is the inconsistency in the shading of the wood. Which, being a BBC Snob, drives me absolutely crazy.

For what it's worth, 2012 would have been the year to do wood paneled cards. 1962, 1987, 2012, would have been a nice progression/anniversary.

TheBrooklynMet said...

I loved the 87 set and think your redesign looks pretty cool.