Sunday, July 28, 2013

Biz Cards The Collection- Arizona D-Backs, Colorado Rockies, and L.A. Dodgers

I have been thinking about how to try, and do these posts. Do I go with an entire division starting with the west? The problem with this idea is some teams have up to five designs while others have only one. Some of these teams have put some work in their designs, and throwing them in a pile to me would end up being a shame. Not wanting to have that happen I decided to go with three teams at a time. This will give me the chance to discuss the cards a little more at times. There are two downsides to doing it this way, but I'll have to attempt writing my way through these. The first downside is that some posts will be fairly short as one card will lead to not much to say. The second, and biggest problem is by only doing these on weekends. It is going to take a very long time to get through the entire collection. The good news is this could be taken as I'm in this blogging thing for the long haul. I've planned on being part of this for a long time as it's been a blast, and enjoy reading all your stuff as well. Now lets get into the reason for this post shall we?

Arizona Diamondbacks

Despite only being in existence since 1998. Arizona has gone through a couple changes that shows up in their business cards. The teams original colors were teal, purple, and copper. Looking at the cards this was obvious as like most teams their cards showcase these colors. My first cards from the team are the top cards which has the teams missions statement on the back. Not many teams do things across the back, but when they do more times than not its a good look.

The lower card came second, and not only changing to the normal sideways business card style. Below the logo you will notice that they added a 2001 World Champions line. Just below is the N.L. West Champions line for flair too. I like the way they cleaned up the look of the card, but added style at the same time. Sadly they didn't add anything to the card back.

In 2006 the D-Backs changed their team colors to Sedona Red, Sonoran Sand and black. Coming with the new colors was what I believe to be one of the top five best card designs for an MLB team. Not only did they return with the design on the card back. The new back looks tons better than the original by showcasing the cap logo instead of some mission statement. Throw in the entire logo area just says snake with the fangs coming off the teams name.

Colorado Rockies

While I am a huge fan of the Rockies. I have to admit that their cards are a bit of disappointment. The card rates in the middle of the pack for design, and execution. While they do contain all the information you could want for contacting the team. To me the card just seems a little to cluttered. While I love the big logo across the top. You can't see in the scan the silver portion is a sweet looking shiny silver. The text is just to much, and something I'd love to see cleaned up just a little.

Los Angeles Dodgers

While not one of the flashiest, and a design used by a few teams. There is a reason teams go with this design. It works!! We aren't overwhelmed by information like the Rockies card. When you think of the logo choices that could have been used for this card. I think they did a great in picking the baseball instead of the LA. Sometimes little things like the logo choice can be what brings a card down, and the Dodgers didn't do that in my opinion.

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