I know that there are many collectors that do not like the 1970 design. The gray border is boring, they say. For me, though, the 1970 design is one of my all-time favorites. It's not for esthetics, it is for sentimentality.
While I started collecting in 1969, I went head long into it in 1970. I spent dime after dime on the cards and the 1970 design is burned into my memory.
I was able to get an exact match for Kyle Hendricks, though....
I used the names from actual 1970 cards. The K came from Don Kessinger, the yle is compliments of Sparky Lyle, and Elrod Hendricks donated his last name to the cause.
Now if only Topps would could be such a stickler for accuracy.