Playbook’s coach ink: Cardboard perfection?
By Chris Olds | Beckett Sports Card Monthly Editor | Commentary
I’ve often found examples of cardboard that make me stop and look — and then ask myself why that was the case.
More often than not, there’s some touch that makes the card great. It could be a photo, a color choice or a perfectly balanced design.
A card that caught my attention Thursday when it was teased by Panini America has all of that and more. It’s this Bill Parcells card to be found in packs of 2014 Panini Playbook football cards, which will arrive in hobby shops next week.
It’s got two great photos, an advanced design and the smartest inclusion of them all — a play drawn up by a coach in a booklet card … in a product called Playbook.
It’s smart and creatively done on all fronts. It makes me want to buy football cards. Tell us what you think in the comments below — and grade this card in our poll.
Chris Olds is the editor of Beckett Baseball and Beckett Sports Card Monthly magazines. Have a comment, question or idea? Send an email to him at email@example.com. Follow him on Twitter by clicking here.