I’ve been waiting for a baseball post worthy of my first reblogging. This is it!
Every year Topps Baseball Cards changes their design. My baseball card collection covers ninety-five years, so each time I review my cards it’s like flipping through a massive Rolodex of colors, graphics, designs, paper stocks and styles. With this post I’m introducing a new category: Baseball Card Sets. I’m going to start with the 1972 Topps set, getting the negatives out-of-the-way and finishing on an uptempo note.
I suppose the lesson of the 1972 Topps set is that every company is good for a clunker from time to time. Here’s Hank Aaron’s card. Note the Hall of Fame player on a Sally League (extinct minor league whose players lacked significant talent) format. It’s a nice photo. The rest of the card is a disaster. The way the team name bursts forth from the top of the card draws this viewer’s attention away from the player. The whole purpose of a…
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