Friday, May 31, 2013

"LE GRANDE ORANGE" ALL DECKED OUT IN BROWN

Topps' 1977 set was a great example of clean design. White borders with an italicized color-coded team name at the top along with the players name and position, which was set inside a flag at the upper right.
Coming off of the previous two years that exploded with color, the 1977 set was a nice change of pace and had some instant card classics for me that still hold up to this day.
One of these was card #420, Rusty Staub.
What an awesome looking card. The brown "Tigers" up top sat well with the action shot of Staub coming out of the batter's box. To top it all off, the "A.L. All-Star" banner that ran across the bottom evened the card design out, giving it the perfect platform.
Always one of my favorites!
The Tigers were well represented that year with All-Stars, having Ron LeFlore and Mark Fidrych joining Staub, and I'll be writing about the Fidrych card soon enough, so keep an eye out for it. Talk about a classic card!
"Le Grande Orange" in action

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