I found this scan on the Donruss/Panini blog, err… I mean Beckett blog. While I am no football fan, am I crazy in thinking this card is absolutely atrocious? What exactly is Donruss’ obsession over placing giant words over photographs? In my opinion, this idea killed Contenders for me and several other collectors.
Furthermore, why is it that both Topps & Upper Deck can occasionally produce sets featuring all on-card autographs but Donruss cannot seem to do the same? Fine, we get that you guys are the “Home of the Sticker” but you can at least do on-card autographs once in a while, no? Give us one baseball release with on-card autographs, please!
Considering the extremely close ties between Beckett and Donruss, you can expect lots of coverage and great press on all of Donruss’ products. There won’t be any questions about boring, recycled designs, too many parallels, or the fact that Donruss is making the sticker makers billionaires.
What do you guys think of the card below? PERFECT or TERRIBLE?