Wednesday, August 13, 2014

2014 Topps Finest - a quick glance

For 'pure card collectors' who still care about collecting base cards, building sets or just flipping through cards - opinions on this year's Topps Finest set will probably be polarizing since the base cards look like they were inspired by 1995 Fleer.

As is, I think the cards look pretty garish and funky looking - however when these is only one manufacturer of MLB licensed cards, designs tend to be conservative and consistent.

Even if the finished product doesn't look like it's something that is going to stand the test of time - perhaps a radical change is appreciated, rather than just going with a design that card collectors have sort of been conditioned to like otherwise.

So instead of perhaps dismissing the set as just another release, maybe the design makes collectors do a double take - perhaps younger collectors who seem to be enamored by anything new and shiny.

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