Thursday, September 16, 2010
My take on the 2011 Topps design.
On the Plus Side:
1) No Moose-Knuckle. If I see another card of Albert Pujols' moose-knuckle, I swear, I'm going to off myself.
2) Going back to team logos after a year of wordmarks. Wordmarks are like Topps 206, something to be used once-per-decade, at most.
3) No unnecessary "boxes" or "dots."
4) White borders.
On the Minus Side:
1) Unnecessary repetition of team name. We get it. Albert Pujols plays for the Cardinals. Do you have to state it TWICE AROUND THE TEAM LOGO? Isn't that a little too redundant?
2) The "Name Arc." Try fitting the names "JONATHAN PAPELBON," "SHANE VICTORINO," or "JARROD SALTALAMACCHIA" on that small amount of real estate. (Thank God William Van Landingham is retired!)
3) Where's that way-cool 60th Anniversary logo you showed us at The National?
4) If you were a novice baseball fan and had no idea what position Albert Pujols plays, would you be able to find it on this card?