One of the great things I loved about collecting back in the late-80’s as a youngster was how companies like Fleer, Donruss, & Topps could get right in the mix of the action and feature wonderful photography with each card.
Today, the collecting scene is out of control and it’s not unthinkable to see 15-20 different releases each year. As you can imagine, with that much of a workload on their hands, the product suffers from quality and design issues. Case in point, the Prince Fielder you see below from 2009 Bowman.
There is no reason I should pull a card from a $3 dollar pack and find a photo that could have easily been snapped by a fan sitting in the first few rows. I’ve seen some pretty bone headed ideas from Upper Deck’s baseball line this year but this lone card might take the cake.
Surely someone could have provided you with a better shot of Prince, no? Was this Gregg Forwerck’s work? If so, you guys might need a new photographer cause he’s getting a bit lazy with his concepts. I already had to put up with lazy batting practice photography in 1990, I don’t want to go through it all over again.