Joe Morgan 2000 Topps Stars ‘Spotlights’
I don’t know what it is about the Topps product that was issued in 2000, but for me, it is certainly not worthy of the Topps stamp.
Sure, there may be a few nice cards scattered throughout their releases that are copy written as produced in 2000, but when compared to cards issued the following year, 2000 is a stinker.
This card of Joe Morgan from the 2000 Topps Stars set is just one of many examples.
Have a look:
It is so hard to identify what the theme of this card really is. I get the ‘Spotlight’ theme and the shadow cast behind Morgan as it there was a spotlight being shined on him.
But, what is with all of the thin vertical lines that run throughout the card’s background? What is the purpose of them?
If Topps had shifted the Spotlight design to a top-corner of the card and shined down on the player with a bright light while having faint and muted light around the main focus, that could have worked better and made more sense.
But this one just plain stinks.