Friday, March 16, 2012

A "Frankenstein" Design

This card from 1971 features a design that has a lot of borrowed elements:

This Ernie Banks card is part of Topps' Greatest Monets set. Besides the black border used in that year's base set, the action photo has the deckled edge seen in 1969's insert set (featured here last week) and the"head shot" is borrowed from the 1970 and '71 Sratch-Offs.

Even the back is borrowed, as Topps went with the "newspaper story" many times over the years.

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