We all have that 1 card that seems to always catch our eye. It can be in the most inconspicuous of places, but it happens each and every time. Whether you’re just browsing on Ebay, shopping at a local card shop, or going from table to table at a card show it seems to stand out amongst the rest.
For me, it’s the 1956 Jackie Robinson card. Obviously I have never seen Jackie Robinson play but his legend speaks volumes for several reasons. But this specific card from the 1956 set always stands out to me. I love the design. I love the action photo in the background with the large portrait super-imposed on top of it. The colors that are used for a time period of primarily dull and dark cards really makes this issue stand out. This is the first card that I ever called ‘art’ and to this day I feel that it is the best looking card I have ever seen.
So that got me to thinking… If I could choose any 1 card design of the past to have Topps or another major baseball card company reissue with today’s players which one would it be?
For me, it is the 1956 Topps card. And You???