Have We Seen The 2016 Topps Design Before?

How's that for a click bait post title? If you make trading cards long enough you are bound to get to the point in which creating new designs becomes tougher and tougher. The same is true with collecting. If you own and look at your cards long enough you'll start seeing patterns or similarities that may not really be there. For example, am I crazy or does the 2016 Topps design look a lot like the Cut Above insert set from 2012 Topps?

2012 Topps A Cut Above #ACA-14 Willie Mays
If only that logo was in the bottom right I think we would have a winner!


Hackenbush said…
The smoke parts, though less colorful remind me of Topps' Olympics sets.
flywheels said…
I do see the resemblance. This is actually my first time seeing the 2016 design and I've got to say that I really, really like it. Nice to see the border finally disappear.
Fuji said…
Nice call. I definitely see the resemblance. The Lost Collector pointed out on another blog that the design felt a bit Stadium Club-esque, which is now stuck in my head too.