The photo is great (almost as cool as the Benito Santiago one.)
I decided to mess around in MS Paint a little at lunch and see how that shot might have looked on a Stadium Club card.
There is something missing... It took me a while to realize what it was that I liked so much about the original.
I loved the team wordmarks on the 1991 Topps. I had not been very fond of any Topps designs since the 1987 set. Then I realized, the use of an official logo hadn't been used since '87; and before that... the '80's? No. The 70's? No. Not since 1965 had Topps used a team logo on players base cards. Could that be right???
Starting with 1952 through '55, Topps used the team logos. After a brief break they used them again from '58 through '60. They didn't bring them back until 1965. And not again for 22 years.
It is strange. People seem to hold a special place in their hearts for their team's logo. Why would Topps avoid using official logos for such a long period?