Cal Ripken Jr. 2013 Topps Archives – 1972 Design
Last week I showed off this card as part of a post that showed off the horrible treatment that the 2012 Topps brand gave the Baltimore Orioles.
Of the cards that I featured, there were six in total, my most surprising personal reaction was aimed at the card of Cal Ripken Jr.
First, let me show you the card:
First, I will say that I am happy to see that Topps chose an image for that card of a young Ripken. But beyond that, I cannot find too much to rave about…
The posed portrait is not a good one. The cropping makes Ripken look extremely large in size. And I even find the Light Blue & Yellow of the card’s graphic design to be far from exciting.
Overall, this card is far from what I would want out of an Archives brand. I am guessing that Topps has hundreds, if not thousands, of Ripken images in their vault. Going with this one makes no sense – and it makes this collector offer up a big, ‘Thumbs Down’…