Thursday, January 21, 2010

Ain't That Cute?

The first images of 2010 Topps When They Were Young are popping up on eBay. I was able to find Gordon Beckham, but Jake Peavy has yet to be spotted. Of course I'm going by what Topps sell sheet checklist lists. Knowing Topps, that could change.

I think the one nitpick I would have with this insert set would be the use of a design reminiscent to 1980 Topps. As anyone who has been following my Birth Years digital set can attest to, Beckham was born six years after the inspiration for this card design.

I'm willing to guess that the photo is from the early nineties, based on his birthdate. I know it's really nitpicking and I'll get over it. My initial reaction can't be ignored though. That's why they call them first impressions.

My first thought: that's cute. My second: why isn't that a 1986 template? The cuteness prevails. Beckham still looks the same, just a little bigger.


Anonymous said...

Topps should have produce the design of the year the player was born

Steve Gierman said...

That would make more sense, but I can see where they were going with this. It's reminiscent of the boyhood photos from the 1972 set with a slightly more modern design.

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