I've seen a lot of positive comments about the '75 Mini parallels with Lineage. I like them, too. You can take a look at all of the Cubs first, and then I'll have a few things to say about Topps' re-creation job.
These first two have different pictures than the base card. I have no idea why the pictures would be changed. I don't believe that was something that was done in 1975. I've got the original Cubs '75 mini set and they are all identical to the regular sized cards.
The rest of the cards have the same picture.
As far as the color combinations, it was:
Now, about the way these were made...
First, the "CUBS" font is not the same.
The '75 is on top, Lineage underneath
The C on the Lineage cards is rounded, while the original C has a flat part. Same with the S, more rounded with Lineage than the originals. It seems like every time Topps recreates older cards, the fonts are not identical to the original. I don't understand that.
The next problem is the size of the cards. The Lineage cards are about 1/8" narrower than the '75s. They did match the heights, but why not the width. Doesn't anyone at Topps own a ruler?
While Topps did match the height, they didn't match the size of the two color pieces. You can see that the top color is shorter on the Lineage mini.
Finally, Topps changed the way the infield positions were labeled. On the '75s, it was "2nd Base" while with Lineage it was "Second Baseman".
All of these inconsistencies drive me nuts. If you're going to re-create a card, why make changes?