Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Mailday - In Purple I'm Stunning: Part 1

After spending close to an hour driving around looking for a FedEx office, I came home annoyed to find a package from Howard at In Purple I'm Stunning. Inside were two smaller packages of cards.

We'll look at the first one today and the other one tomorrow.

Package number one contained a large chunk of the remaining cards I need for my 2008 Topps Opening Day set. I know most people in the hobby don't like Opening Day, and in particular 2008 Opening Day. But I do. 2008 was my return to the hobby after fourteen years, and while I know that the design is flawed I still like it because it helped bring me back.

For several years before getting back into the hobby it had been on my mind, but I'd never done anything about it. It was 2008 Topps that brought me back.

It could have been a successful design with just a few little tweaks. If the size of the team name was reduced by maybe a third, it would still be readable and open up a lot more space for larger photographs. The major failing of '08 Topps was the uninspired photography, not a lot we can do about that though. I wonder how this design will be received in 2047 or so when it makes its way into Topps Heritage?



I need four more to complete the set.

My thanks go to Howard and check back tomorrow for part two.

4 comments:

Captain Canuck said...

lmk what you need for this set, I've been building it too. I have no idea what I need, but I probably have what you need...

Ben said...

I need: 48, 73, 78, 151.

I've got a small stack of doubles too if you figure out what you need maybe we can help each other out.

Captain Canuck said...

I'll see if I can find the box they're in and I'll let you know.
I still have a bunch of packs of these that I have to open too....

Howard Bagby said...

I'm glad I helped improve your day. I can help the Captain too when he finds out what he needs.