1987, a year that should strike any ’80s collector right in the gut.
I don’t know if this is true but I have heard it enough so I will assume it is, 1987 Topps baseball was the most produced set in history.
There are a ton of them but how does it measure up.
This is a great and classic design. Wood grain and baseball go together like avocado and a turkey club, that is to say very well. The design is very simple and clean, something that is true of almost all great design. The wood grain is the star and unlike the green in ’86 football it doesn’t overpower.
The logo in the corner is reminiscent of former champ ’85 hockey and it works just as well here. The cartoony font used for the players name really rounds it all out. Dare I say a perfect baseball card design? It would stink as a football design and that’s part of what makes it so great. It is perfect for it’s sport, tailor-made if you will.
This may be impossible to beat.
Fun fact: The Straw-man up there was my favorite card as a kid and is still up there.
The use of team colors on the flag deals up top is very nice and keeps this from being to flat or boring. I also like the big fat letter team name in the left flag.
It’s a fine design but can’t take down baseball.
This design stinks. Hockey had a great 3-year run of top notch design and then this. The hockey stick is too cartoony. Even back in ’87 blades on sticks were wrapped in fiberglass so the woodgrain looks dumb.
Also what is up with the pink team name?
Baseball in a walk!
I would put this design up against anything and only a handful over the last 60 years can beat it.