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Monday, October 25, 2010

1988 Topps

Night Owl posted recently about how a card design can enhance or interfere with the photo on the card.  I thought of his post when I saw these 1988 Topps cards.  These cards let the photo have top billing, even if it means partially obscuring the team name.  The tables are turned when the player's own name covers the photo but since it's in the bottom right it has less of an effect.

These cards have orange backs.  I'm not a big fan of orange in general.  I get enough of it at Halloween.

The Arizona Diamondbacks manager.

Tommy makes the best manager cards.

What team is that, Jim?

Give me some cards from the 80's and 90's and I'll always get a Steve Buechele.

"I wish I was a little bit taller, I wish I was a baller.."

MLB debut April 23, 1982  
Last MLB appearance September 17, 2007


Jo-dee, Jo-dee Davis!

There were some really nice airbrush jobs in this set:

1 comment:

  1. I like this set for that reason. The first time I saw that was with Sports Illustrated. They were always covering up their magazine name with the image. I thought it was cool when '88 Topps did the same.


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