Sunday, December 25, 2016

A GREAT CARD FROM 1978 ALONG WITH A RE-RUN?

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND HAPPY HOLIDAYS EVERYONE!!!
And I hope 2017 is great for you all!
 
I have always loved the 1978 Darrell Evans card. Don’t know what it is about it, but it has a classic look:


Love the shot, the colors, and especially the set, so I’ve always had this card as one of my favorites from 1978.
I have also always thought it was kind of funny that Topps came back in 1979 with somewhat of a duplicate card for the slugger, but without the same results:

Perhaps it is the overall color-scheme, or the San Francisco jersey he’s wearing (not a fan), or the fact that I never liked the 1979 set as far as the design went.
Just one of those many quirks Topps threw out there during the decade that has stuck with me all these years.

3 comments:

  1. Hey there - Just e-mail you a scanned copy of the original Topps match print photo of the Evans 1978 I grabbed off of e-bay some time ago. 1978 was my first and current favorite all-time set - I try to grab anything related to it - uncut sheets, original color negatives, match print photos, etc. Enjoy and happy holidays!

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  2. I agree, I was also never a fan of the '79 set. I thought the design was bland, never liked the big topps logo with the baseball (waste of space) and didn't find the photography particularly great or crisp. Plus the black lettering on dark green backs make them tough to read. Throw in the lame-o black & white prospects cards and first set with no playoffs and World Series cards, and you have a dud set in my book.

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    1. Right! What was up with those B&W prospects? Had Topps ever used B&W photos before? Other than boyhood photos and maybe some old World Series cards?

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