Saturday, February 18, 2012

Phungo 2 Cents: Whats Your Position Topps??

Muy first complaint with the 2012 Topps design is that the player position is not present

2012 Topps #150 Roy Halladay
(image stolen from The Phillies Room - or else you'd be seeing Vance Worely again)

From 1953 until 1986 The Players Position appeared on the player base cards every single year but one (1972).   That is 33 out of 34 issues.  Recently Topps has been more hit or miss with the postion.  In the three years prior to 2012 the position was present.  Both 2007 and 2008 did not contain player postion on the card. 

In such a minimalist design I think it would be easy and nice to add the Position somewhere.  This once again leads me back to the conclusion that 2012 Topps was ripped off of 2002 Topps Football - which also did not have player position. 

lazy topps.

Next Up on our 2012 Topps discussion - Foil


Jim said...

Totally agree! How hard is it to add a design element to the front of these cards with the player's position?

Jim from Downingtown said...

It's all part of the dumbing-down of the modern baseball card.

Look at the last name: Silver lettering with BLACK shadows on a BLACK background! Who's in charge of the art department at Topps, Stevie Wonder?

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