Custom Card of the Day: Joakim Soria Modified 1997 Topps   2 comments

Joakim Soria Modified 1997 Topps

Jim over at the The Phillies Room made a good observation and point on 1997 Topps card on my site the other day. I have quoted it below.

“Very cool. Topps used red for American League teams and green for National League teams in 1997. I always thought this could have been a great design had Topps gone with team colors for each card (Joakim would have had a blue card), and if they had included the team name at the top in the same style as the players’ name.”

One of the great things about having a template ready on these cards is I can visually see what something like this would look like. All the work was already done so this was whipped up in about five minutes. I don’t know if this is exactly what Jim had in mind but I have modified my 1997 Topps Joakim Soria to match his description. I really like the blue. I’m thinking maybe I should have made “Kansas City” solid and “Royals” in outline to balance the card. Oh well, We will just classify this as a card that never was.

By the way, Jim is doing some cool things with the 1983 Topps design over at The Phillies Room, you should go check it out.

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2 responses to “Custom Card of the Day: Joakim Soria Modified 1997 Topps

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  1. That is exactly what I had in mind. This would have made for a great set!

  2. I definitely like it better than the green/red they went with. The worst part is that your Phillies would have been green instead of red.

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