Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Two Things That Make Cards Look Awesome

After seeing Leaf Limited and looking at most of the photos from the 08 products, I have determined that there are two things that I like and would like to see more of in both Football and Baseball.

The first thing has to do with the photos on the cards, or mainly that when players' shoulders are square to the camera, things look better. It adds to it if they are in some sort action, mainly running, throwing, or making a play. I like seeing the jersey, I like seeing the player in action, and posed shots look ridiculous.

Second thing is team color focused cards. Im not talking about encapsulated letters in circles at the top of the card, I am talking about the whole fucking thing. If the card's borders, graphics, and everything are all team color, the card looks that much cleaner. If there are standard colors on a card like with most base cards, the team colors, field color and sky color dont go well with them always. With team color cards, things usually just go. Unless you are the Oklahoma City Thunder, and then you are doomed to the D-league.

Anyone else got other specific things I forgot?


  1. Team colored cards are cool, unless their that awful purple and yellow motif. Blech!

  2. I agree about the color scheme thing. You should be able to look at a card and instantly know who it is based on the colors.

  3. That exquisite card is part of my favorite set design wise, but the poses are really bad at some of the card, like this one.