Just over a week ago I was reading Night Owl’s Topps’ Set Countdown when I had a thought…
Night Owl referred to the 1962 design as a “peeling poster on a wooden fence”… and even though I know that’s what it’s meant to evoke, I hadn’t really thought about in a number of years… It just is what it is.
I’ve always thought that the 1962 design was a little bland and could use a little spicing up, so I idly thought “too bad there wasn’t something more than wood under the peeling poster”… And that’s when it hit me – What if the peeling poster revealed an “older” poster underneath? And that poster could have the player’s information while getting a splash of color involved…
So I played around for a few minutes and came up with something.
Here’s an original 1962 Topps Ed Bouchee (which I chose because it’s a higher numbered card that features an actual Mets uniform):
…And here’s my tweaked version.
As Joel on Mystery Science Theater 3000 would say… “What do you think, sirs?”