My main shipment of 2021 Topps cards is coming via Brentandbecca. He lives in Arkansas and the mail has been slowed up by the last week's winter storms.
I needed to buy just one card from someone else and it has arrived.
What a great way to start the collecting year... with Mr. Cub. The card is a short-print variation, which is why I picked it up elsewhere. The picture is nice, though I would have photoshopped out the green railing. And kudos to Topps for using a Cubs logo from Ernie's era.
But now that I have a card in hand, I really don't like the design at all. The player name and position is really hard to read. Its too small, the slant is not good, and there isn't enough contrast between the font color and the background fill. Bad, bad, bad.
Will the bad design stop me from buying any more 2021 cards? Nope. But I am already looking forward to an improved look in 2022.