I thought my eyes were playing tricks on me, but no, they really used the same basic design two years in a row.
The 2006-07 and 2007-08 MVP sets are so very close to each other in design that I thought they were the same set, until I looked closer.
Sure, there are some minor variations- the name bar is pointed on the second year, and the team color border part is larger. The team name bar under the MVP logo is also striped in the second year as well.
The backs are also super similar. The stripe concept continues on the back in 07-08 also.
I'm not particularly fond of the font used on the back of the cards, but I do like that they have pronunciation guides, something that has been dropped from modern MVP sets.
The sad thing is that I likely wouldn't have noticed had I not had both sets in hand on the same day this past week. With so many set designs I don't always remember the details of all of them, especially when I have very few cards from the sets and don't know them all that well.
I wish all cards had the pronunciation guide. That was good for new fans in particular.ReplyDelete
That's where I learned how to pronounce "Byfuglien"Delete
I remember this! It was so lazy on Upper Deck's part, and turned me off from the brand for quite a while.ReplyDelete
If I was collecting them fresh I would have been pretty disappointed too.Delete
Glad I'm not trying to build either of these sets. I wonder if there are collectors out there who think they have a complete set only to have some of one set mixed in with the other.ReplyDelete
It would not surprise me at all!Delete