Thursday, February 11, 2016

Awesome night card, pt. 253: gaining a new perspective

This is it. My first night card of the new card season.

I received it in the mail the other day from reader Texas Dave. He said it belonged in my collection more than mine. Glad I'm getting the word out.

This card is pretty outstanding. The night panoramic view is not one that's shown up on baseball cards very often. I don't even care that it's a card of a blasted Rhedbird.

I'm one of the many collectors who enjoys the Perspectives insert set quite a bit. They're beautiful-looking cards. I've read the complaints that the lettering on the cards looks "cheap" or amateurish. But I think that comes from people experienced in the ways of graphic design, or just younger people who have been around computer graphics more often. Me? I'm an old guy who used crayons and scissors to form letters and words. Looks just fine to me!

This doesn't make up for the digitizing of the 2016 base set. See Ben Henry's perspective if you haven't already. If this is the way the base set is going, they've lost me as a regular customer. I'll vintage away the rest of my collecting career.

But at least there's something in 2016 Topps that I can look back on fondly when we've moved on to 2017 and 2018 and whatever that year will be when you can no longer hold new cards in your hands.


Night Card Binder candidate: Jhonny Peralta, 2016 Topps Perspectives, #9
Does it make the binder?: No. Nobody's knocking out Stan. But there are other Perspectives night cards.


  1. Have you seen the Nolan Ryan Perspectives card yet? It's a fantastic card. It's a night card too, I think

    1. It's in the Astrodome under the lights, so it could be a night card...

    2. It's difficult to tell because it's inside. Cool card though.

  2. Great photo. Great idea to use this photo for a card. But I want to burn all of these. The lettering just looks like something some hacker kid did on his computer in 1993.

    And don't get me started on the base set. I have yet to see a single card in person, but it's just appalling. When you have a product that uses photography, MAKE THE PHOTOGRAPHY THE STAR instead of doing everything you can to embellish it.