Tuesday, June 4, 2013

"GIMME A DO-OVER"- PART III: 1971 NOLAN RYAN

I have always hated the photo Topps went with for their 1971 Nolan Ryan card. Besides the fact that he's so small in that image, you have that obnoxious "Royal Crown" ad that dominates the card running left to right.
Seems like in the early part of the decade Topps used a ton of pictures that look like they were shot from a far away perch.
Anyway, since I'm really enjoying coming up with my own take on cards I've always been disappointed with, I figured I'd recreate a Ryan card that had a nicer look to it.
First is the card as it was released, followed by my own version.


As issued by Topps



My own redesign

2 comments:

  1. new card looks great, wonder if you can photo shop the pix to give it more of a feel of 70's photography technology...other wise, i'm sure to your eyes as much as mine something is just off and it doesn't feel like it could of actually come from that set...I have the same issues with TOpps archive sets...

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  2. Royal Crown Cola trivia: there was a memorable TV commercial for Royal Crown Cola that came out right after the Mets won the World Series In 1969 featuring Tom and Nancy Seaver. I seem to remember that it was a singing commercial and that Tom and Nancy sang the Royal Crown jingle, but thinking back on it now, that doesn’t seem likely. Memory plays odd tricks. Who knows, maybe they really did sing!

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