Eric Davis 1986 Topps
A lot of people don’t care for the 1986 Topps baseball card design.
I think that the set is a very nice looking set, and while it may lack some of the great graphic elements that make the 1983, 1984, and 1987 designs very popular amongst card collectors, ’86 offers a very crisp and clean look.
Have a look at Eric Davis’ card from the set:
I told you, very clean and neat. I often refer to this set as ‘The Stencil Set’ due to the team name that appears at the top of the card.
My lone issue with the 1986 Topps design is the lack of creativity used with the player name. To me it simply looks like Arial, in 14pt. font, in CAPS.
Still, I would say that among the major brands that released cards in 1986, Topps was king!!!