Thursday, May 16, 2013

From the Pedro Binder

2001 Topps Post Cereal

Baseball cards. Cereal. It’s the perfect combination. You have to eat breakfast right? So, if you need food, might as well select the form that comes with collectables. In 2001, that meant Post.

There’s nothing about this card that isn’t great. I love the fact that they didn’t just slap a “Post” logo on the front of the 2001 Topps card. Not only does this card look nothing like the 2001 base set, it doesn’t even have a “Post” logo on the front. It has all the necessary names and logos to make it look like a real card. It’s great.

Even the design is wonderful. I know that Topps didn’t send out its best designers for this assignment…if they were even designed by Topps at all. But, it has everything you need. A little bit of color. The player’s name and position, and the team he played for. The information is tucked on the bottom, giving plenty of room for the picture. The two floating logos are small enough to be unobtrusive, even though they are also in color. A very nice presentation.

The picture itself is a good one. Nothing special, certainly. But, sometimes that’s exactly what is called for. Pedro just getting ready to make a batter look silly.

Considering what some companies do to their mainstream sets, it’s nice to see that a card Topps cranked out for someone else is still so fantastic.

And I just had to eat some cereal to get it.

1 comment:

  1. I got this back in 2001 as well. I wish they would do food issues again.


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