1990 Topps Darryl Strawberry

1990 Topps Darryl Strawberry

I have documented several times on this blog my dislike for the 1990 Topps design.  But every once in a while, I find a card from that set that actually appeals to me.

This is one of those times…

Straw 90T

See what I mean?

While still containing the components of what I don’t like about this card’s design, it is not overwhelmed by them.  I love the full-body action shot that Topps gave us of Darryl.  And the colors work very well as the Mets’ team colors are incorporated throughout.   Of all of the design elements on the card, my favorite would be the Orange stripe that borders the picture on both the left and top.  Just that little flash of Mets’ Orange does a great job of tying the card and its color scheme together…

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One response to “1990 Topps Darryl Strawberry

  1. 1990 was just a bad year for Baseball Cards. The Topps set had that Donruss Feel. Donruss cards were pretty much the same for a few years (1988-1991), Fleer white bordered set was unappealing and Upper Deck was a lesser version of the 1989 set. The 1990 score set was OK. Bowman was probably the best set that year. Even though it was the smallest it had an old time feel as most of the shots were poses like from the 1960s.

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