After a false start from an excellent prank from The Writer's Journey, the 2009 Topps design has finally been released.
Good looking stuff, it has a solid mid-90's Topps design feel to it. There are elements that remind me of '94 and '95 for sure, but it is definitely a new and unique design that does not overwhelm the photo unlike this year's effort. Insert themes evident from the images available are a huge emphasis on the MLB Legends that Topps recently acquired the rights to, a WBC rookie redemption program that looks intriguing, lots of manufactured letter patches, more retro cards and the Ring of Honor is the new Gen Now.
I'll admit, I'm suffering from an election night hangover and I'm not up for making too much effort today. Plus there's no Chipper images to swipe so what's the point. You can check out the images for yourself here:
The Beckett Blog
Wax Heaven - vote on your favorite design here
JayBee's Topps Blog - lots of excitement here
Looks good. It hasn't gotten me out of my malaise yet though. I might feel different after a long off season.