1971 Topps
Nolan Ryan re-do

I know it's one of the most desirable cards in the 1971 Topps set. And I know Nolan Ryan was one of the best I've ever seen pitch. But I don't care for this card, at all.

Sorry. The real card (top, left) is awkward. The photo is terrible and that Royal Crown advertisement is crooked. Maybe that's just the graphic designer in me.

So I tried my hand at making it better. I used the same lame photo and just moved it around a bit.

I like card No. 4, on the bottom, right. The only problem, the sign now reads Royal Crow.

Hey, there's only so much I could do with what I had.

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1 comment:

Sean said...

I was always astonished at how little effort was put into getting usable photos of players. It's as if Topps was determined to shoot the whole league using only 12 rolls of film. Even if you're going to use that photo, it wouldn;t have taken much effort to straighten it.