Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Topps Without Borders-1998

I am removing the borders from the Topps designs year by year.

This time it is 1998.

Of course, I am using the most iconic card from the set.

With border:

 And without border:

 Card sized:

I really like it minus the ugly gold border. It lets the bezel surrounding the player set the border for the card and not the gold blah.

Still doesn't do much for the player's name in gold on top of a distracting background. Topps should have just let the photo continue to the bottom of the card, which would have let the name stand out better.

Up next, 1997. A set which I have one card of. It's a cool card though.


  1. I don't mind the border on this as much as I mind the foil. The foil names are unreadable on some cards.

    I would like to nominate the Jose Guillen rookie cup card with the Clemente statue as the most iconic from this set though.

    1. Just googled that card. Great card!

  2. I have nothing against borders, but I love your cropped version of Vlad... you should apply for a job at Topps.

    1. That would be one long line at Topps if they considered hiring me.

      I would be the guy at the back.


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