This is one of those cards that has stuck with me for almost 40-years as a piece of cardboard art: the 1976 Topps Willie Horton card.
Take a look…
Man, what's NOT to like here?!
The colors all meshing well with the photo, the cool-as-hell bad-ass Horton looking like a lumberjack at the place.
Horton just looks like a beast up there!
Ever since I pulled one of those out of a pack it was one of my favorites from that set.
It's funny how, being in the design business myself and frequently using high-resolution photographs, I always appreciate and cherish those "low-fi" photos Topps used back then that just seemed to make the card that much more "mythic"!
I don't know if a crisp, clean image would have made this any better. In fact it probably wouldn't look as cool to me!