Friday, April 23, 2010
The Best Baseball Card Design
I thought I'd throw out a discussion topic for Friday.
I'm toying around with the idea of making an original baseball card design and among the many things I've been pondering this today is baseball card borders.
In your opinions, what makes a great baseball card border and what sets would you say back up your preference?
Here are some examples of a few colored or pattern border retro sets 1968 Topps and 1975 Topps:
Or how about white around the border to keep everything clean looking?
A couple other questions are running through my mind too. I think most people would agree that the player photo should be the most prominent part of the card, but what's next? Is it the player name? The team name? What do you feel absolutely needs to be on the front of the card?
Thanks for posting your thoughts, I'm very curious to see what you think makes a great border and a great design.