There's been a recent surge in vintage cards within the hobby. Vintage designs, vintage players, vintage equipment. And I'm first in the line of guys who love it.
But vintage does not always mean cool. It should - but there are times when stuff from the 70's are, well ...........lame.
Here's one example.
2011/12 Panini Certified
#6 Gary Bromley
Now I shouldn't have to explain it, but I will (because I'm terribly disgusted by it).
Panini, you guys used the wrong photo for this card. Period.
If I wanted to see some Glen Hanlon helmet action, I would just sign up for his fan club.
Go back to that card for a minute. See that photo faintly in the background. That's the photo (or one like it) to be used. One showcasing his wicked mask.
What the reasoning could be for using the "lame" photo is beyond me. All I know is - it's a bad card, I don't like it and I'm here to share that feeling with you all.
There....I feel better.
Actually, just a second.
For the record. Simmons, cool. Bromley, not cool.
Panini - bad. Let's try to maximize what's so intriguing and special about the 70's. And let's try not to nail up wood panel walls and lay down shag carpet. She's not so good.
Panini, for dropping the ball on what could have been a fantastic card (and for making me relive some of the nasty times as a kid)......
TO THE BIKE SPOKES!!!!