Tuesday, January 24, 2017

Hobby Topic:2017 Topps Baseball Base Card Design

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Today's Topic is
Thoughts on 2017 Topps Base Card Design?

Do you like this years design? Are they becoming a little too much offbeat? What would you fix about it?

Please make sure it's clean for our younger audience.


  1. The design itself is not bad but the player name and team logo and name are leaning back at an angle and to me I don't like things that are off balance, it feels unfinished.

  2. I don't care for it. If this were the design for 2017 Bunt, sure, it's fine for that. But for flagship, really feels wrong. And the truncated stats on the backs are really a bummer. I won't be buying any of this product, and will just rely on traders and dimeboxes to add cards of guys I collect.

  3. I agree with Corky that I don't care for the tilted angle. Topps has done the full border and the full bleed, but what if they squared up this design with the left and bottom borders and did a half and half?
    I don't care for how dense the white is at the bottom. I can kind of make out the photo beneath, but at a quick glance it just looks like white void... wasted space.

  4. Beginning in 2009, Topps used a bland design for many years to come. I would be a hypocrite if I complained about this year's design. It's definitely different, but I like it.

  5. Can I complain about this particular card??? Good. Setting the design aside, we've ruined a perfectly good picture with a nameplate. You can barely tell that there's a guy there sliding into second. Almost feels like this should've been a vertical shot.

  6. My first impression is that I'm not a fan. The design thingy takes up too much of the card... and it kinda reminds me of an Upper Deck product from the late 2000's (Upper Deck X maybe). But for years I disliked the 1989 Topps design... and now I love it. So give this set a few months or maybe a few decades and maybe it'll become my favorite set.

  7. I don't mind the design, but I agree with Fuji in that the "border" appears to take up too much space on the card.