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Sunday, March 2, 2014

All of the Colors

If you are the father of a young daughter, there may be times in your life when you constantly have Disney songs stuck in your head.  Even if you don't have a lot of Disney movies, they actually have DVD's with just the songs on them.  Little clips from movies with just the singing.  What could be better than that, right?

Well, let's just say that after a few times of just hearing it (even from the other room), I now live a life where any Disney song can pop into my head at any time.  Any random thought can trigger a new songWhen I first opened an envelope from John over at Johnny's Trading Spot, this is the song that I heard:

"Colors of the Wind" from the movie Pocahontas (1995).

Seriously, take a look at the colors used in these cards here one more time.  It's like they said, "Hey, what colors should we use in this new design?  How about ALL OF THEM!"

Blue, yellow, pink, purple, orange, brown, red, and green.  All mixed and matched.  Doesn't matter what the team colors are or who the player is or what position they play.  Find the dartboard and randomly assign some colors.

I know that there are some collectors out there that love the '75 Topps set.  I am not one of them.  That said, there is no disputing the 70's awesomeness of Derrel Thomas' shades and sideburns.  That they are matched up with a pink and purple border only adds to the greatness.  Chris Cannizzaro's horribly photoshopped yellow Friars hat looks sharp with the yellow and powder blue border, colors that would look good with a different San Diego sports team: the Chargers.

The writing on the top of Cannizzaro's card doesn't bother me at all, though I can't find any information on him being a coach.

The backs are good as well.  Being a big Nolan Ryan fan as a kid, as well as living near a minor league team owned by him, I of course knew that his fastball was called "The Ryan Express" (the minor league team is called the Round Rock Express, which is also across the street from some railroad tracks.  That there was once a baseball player named Bobo Newsom makes me happy, and knowing that he changed teams 16 times will most certainly come in handy.  You know, someday.

Thanks for the great cards John!  As always, great, great stuff, and looks great in the binders as well.

1 comment:

  1. That sure is a pretty rainbow... 75T rules!