Johnny Bench 2012 Panini Cooperstown
Because of what Panini has to do to remove all MLB team names and logos from their product, I am sure that it takes a lot more work and a very critical eye to make sure that they play by the rules to avoid any possible lawsuits from major league baseball or Topps.
With that being said, I am not certain that choosing and using horizontal images for their Panini Cooperstown set was the best idea.
Simply stated, the cropping and zooming just looks way too intentional. A vertical image allows for a more zoomed-out photo to be used and makes hiding the team logos a lot less obvious – at least in my eyes…
Have a peek at the card and tell me if you agree: