While purging a number of 1991 Fleer cards from my collection, I was looking at this card, which I decided to keep:
I kept it because I liked the action shot, and because the yellow and black borders worked well with the Pirates uniforms.
As I was absent-mindedly pondering the card, thinking that 1991 Fleer suffers more from bad colors than bad design, it occurred to me: What if all the cards were done in colors that worked well with the uniforms? Would they have been better received?
This is not a new thought for me, I’m pretty sure I pondered the same thing back in ’91. The difference is that now I can “do something” about it.
So I did some quickie digital manipulations and came up with these. What do you think? Would you look more favorably on this set if the cards had looked like this?