Back in 2010 the Japanese baseball card company EPOCH released a set called 1977 OBクラブ (OB Club), which was a set devoted to retired legends from years past (in this case 1977).
The base card looks like this. Your typical card with a border, player names, team name and a big photo in the middle.
This is what the mini parallel looks like. It's a full bleed photo with only the product logo, the player name and team name on it.
I quite like this. If nothing else than for the novelty of a mini parallel actually looking different from the base card.
Wouldn't it be worth a shot for Topps flagship to try something similar where the base had a border and the mini variation set Topps always sells online where without borders? Like imagine something similar to the 2016 Topps design, but with a border. That's your normal base card. And the design we did get for 2016 Topps can be the mini. Or maybe even the reverse.
I think it would at least help that something is different to give the mini another gimmick rather than just being a smaller version of a normal card.
I don't know, maybe it's just me but I think that this...
...looks better than this.
Again, it might just be me :P. What do you people think?
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