Grand Cards: One Reason Why 2010 Topps Heritage Wins

Friday, February 26, 2010

One Reason Why 2010 Topps Heritage Wins

With 2010 Topps Heritage out and reactions ranging anywhere from "Fantastic" to "Yawn" from bloggers and collectors--which, I feel like is the case for every set that comes out these days. To each his own, I guess--I thought that it's worth pointing out one unambiguously excellent improvement of this year's edition from just one year ago.


Why win? Does that look like Max Scherzer in a Detroit Tigers jersey to you? Yeah, me too. Which is great, because the whole thing is photoshopped. Normally this isn't really worthy of talking about, but I just need to give Topps a big pat on the back for their excellent execution on this. Again, why is this a big deal to me?

This is why.

Nice hat Edwin. Oh, it gets worse, doesn't it Gerald?

Is the word Horrible too limiting in this situation? I mean, the "D" on Gerald's hat isn't even the D that the Tigers use on their hats.

I'm sure that the 5th grade photoshop contest winners that designed last year's cards will be disappointed that Topps didn't go that route again, but I think that when you look at the bigger picture it's probably all for the best.


  1. Wait I'm noyt familiar with the tigers unis and sarcasm is tough to read when written. Are you saying that 2010 executed the cards well because they were better at photoshopping? Should any of those three players actually be wearing a tiger uniform or are they gimmics?

  2. Sorry, no sarcasm here. All there of these players were offseason additions photoshopped into Tigers uniforms. I have no problem with this at all--it's not gimmicky, and I actually like it when it is done well and not an action shot, as with the Scherzer above.

    However, if you look at the two 2009 examples, the photoshop jobs are horrid. Look at Jackson's hat. Total disaster. It get's worse with Gerald Laird, who's photoshopped hat job is just as bad, but made infinitely worse by the fact that they use the wrong style Old English D on his hat (yes, the Tigers have two different D's).

    All I was saying is that Topps did an excellent job with their 2010 photoshops--they look outstanding--which is a breath of fresh air after their 2009 frankenstein show.

  3. Does Scherzer have 2 colored eyes; Aw and alien