Tuesday, February 7, 2012
2012 Topps Red #117 Carlos Ruiz
To date, I own exactly one Phillies card from the red-bordered, Target-only parallel set, but I like this version more than the regular white-bordered cards. What if Topps had gone with blue borders for the Royals cards and green borders for the A's cards and purple borders for the Rockies cards? I'd argue that the set would have been universally more embraced than it has been to date.
The cards have been out for all of 8 days, and there have been at least 900 posts throughout the blogoverse on the set. Most of the reviews I've read are either negative or ambivalent. So how would you fix the set? Is the surf board too big? Are color borders the answer? Does everyone (except Topps) agree that League Leader cards should be grouped together and Active Leaders cards are unnecessary? What say you?