An intersection of two of my passions: baseball cards and the Baltimore Orioles. Updated daily?
Sunday, August 26, 2012
Frank Robinson, 2012 Topps Gold Standard #GS-39
In general, the design of this card leaves a lot to be desired. Gold foil was played out 15 years ago, and I hate cards that shunt the player photo off to one side to make room for needlessly expansive graphic elements. If you've got the "1,500 RBI CLUB" gold seal (which isn't half-bad, actually), why do you need the faded-out "1,500 RBI CLUB"word stamp taking up an entire quarter of the card directly below it? However, the saving grace of this card is the placement of the round gold seal. It looks as if Frank Robinson has just walloped the seal and sent it hurtling right toward your face. Duck!
I can remember playing with baseball cards as a toddler, but I actually started collecting them when I was ten. Now I'm an adult looking for an outlet to talk about my hobby without receiving blank stares in return. You can contact me thusly.