Today's card is a modern version of the team card that I posted previously. Number 596 in the 2007 Topps set.
As I stated before, I like team cards and was thrilled when Topps reintroduced the concept a few years back. The design of the 2007 cards is a little less thrilling. I am not down on them, just not excited either.
On the plus side is the 1971-like look. I actually liked the black borders after years of the white. The team name is in silver foil and doesn't scan well but looks ok in person. I kind of like the silver on black idea. The down side would have to be the little colored boxes on the corners. Not sure I see the point there and having them different colors doesn't help either.
As for the picture. Not bad. Obviously has had the wall photo-shopped in. This is a historic team. This is the team that broke the tradition of firing Buck Showalter and winning the World Series the next season. Not a proud accomplishment but hey, you got to take what you can get.