Tuesday, January 10, 2017

From the Pedro Binder: 2000 Victory

I can't decide of Upper Deck got lucky with this one.

There are a number of things I don't like about this card. Basically, taken on their own, I hate most everything about this card. I hate using an entire corner as a black box to display information. I hate the repeat of the main picture as the corner picture. I hate the jarring red tone to the corner picture. 

But, I like how the main picture is a nice tall image. Set apart from the rest of the card, it seems to work. An image that wasn't so lanky would have trouble standing out in the layout it was doomed into. But this one, this great picture of Pedro ready to deliver hell on earth, just works. I also like the border paint treatment given to the image. It gives it a quality that I just can't put my finger on, but enjoy.

I don't know how they do it. But, I don't hate this card. Oh, I don't love it. Don't get me wrong. But, it's not all bad.

I guess they got lucky.


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