The question is whether there’s anything that could be done with it. Of all the cards in the set, the Orr always seems to be to be the closest to working, and even though this particular example isn’t in the best of shape, it’s the one I happen to have scanned, so it wins.
Now, what do you do with a design like this?
Sometimes, back in school, I’d flip a design upside down to see whether it still worked, or I’d see something new in it. Let’s try that, keeping Bobby in place:
Now, obviously the text looks kind of silly that way. Better fix it.
You know, this works a little better already. Shame about the colour scheme, though.
Maybe if it were inverted….
Now, all things being equal, I’d rather keep the Bruins team name in red, but all in all, I can’t say I mind this. You know, Topps/OPC should have done exactly this and put out a set. Everyone would love it!
Waitaminnit – they did:
Clever of them, wasn’t it? 🙂
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