This is the binder label that I made for this year.
I'm fine with the design of the cards. This is the third consecutive year with a borderless card, and I doubt Topps will ever go back to borders. They have Heritage for that.
The names are readable, a team logo is prominent, positions are listed... that's all good for a front. Truth be told, even if the cards were ugly as sin I'd still buy the set. For me it's not about the design, it's about having the cards. And since the design is a one-and-done, there's always next year to look forward too.
One thing I've noticed more lately has to do with the numbering. Back in the day, the players were numbered so that you wouldn't have players from the same team numbered closely to one another. They were spread apart by at least 20 numbers. The rare exception was if a player was traded and Topps make a quick fix to show the new team. New numbers weren't given.
Today you get players from the same team very close to one another. I counted ten instances of players from the same team with consecutive numbers in series one. That takes some getting used to for me, seeing two Cubs (or Red Sox, Mariners, etc.) right next to each other on a binder page.
I've got another "you kids get off my lawn" type observation. I couldn't find one picture among the 350 cards that shows a player wearing stirrups. As a traditionalist, that makes me sad. Not a single player looks like a real baseball player, at least to me.