Two days ago I made some tweaks to the 1973 set to satisfy a lefty slight.
Today, I'm getting a lot more daring. I'm going to mess with the classic colors of the 1975 set.
What's bothered me about the set is the mish-mash of colors and how some really do not match at all with the colors of the player's uniform.
In 1974, Topps used consistent, matching colors for each team. For the Cubs, the two colors were a pinkish red and a blue. These colors seemed to go with the blue and red on the Cubs uniform.
In 1976, the exact same colors were used on all of the Cubs cards.
But 1975 had no consistency at all. Now please don't get me wrong. I love the 1975 set. As Night Owl would say, "Its far out, man!" I bought a ton of cards as a 13 year old. It's just the inconsistency that bothers me.
This combination would work well with the A's, not the Cubs.
And this card would work for the Cardinals.
The orange and brown say Giants or Orioles to me, not Cubs.
So I thought I would take a stab at fixing it.
I wanted to use consistent colors on all of the Cubs cards. The colors I choose were the same ones Topps used in 1974 and 1976, the pinkish red and blue. I went with the red on top and blue on the bottom.
I've got four cards made up.
And here's a look at 1974, 1975, and 1976 all together. I really like the way they share the common colors.
So what do you think? Would this have worked better or have I desecrated a classic?
Which 1975 colors would work best for your team?