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    Today, 02:41 AM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread 1969 Topps Football in Football
    I've thought about doing a redemption set for the Super Glossies next year, but there were no real design elements beyond the ugly gradients. ...
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    Today, 12:04 AM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread 1969 Topps Football in Football
    Thanks! More to come. Currently working on the less visually exciting part of the process, trying to piece together the rosters. I did a...
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    Yesterday, 03:04 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread 1969 Topps Football in Football
    Proof set completed. Tweaking logo sizing a bit to make up for different shapes. May yet switch a few background colors.
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    03-16-2019, 04:36 AM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread 1969 Topps Football in Football
    Making steady progress on proof set. Need to finish at least one player from each team before locking in colors.
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    03-14-2019, 12:56 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread Custom Heritage Sets in Baseball
    Only player cards. No checklists. Never saw the value, though I liked having checklists on the back of team cards. So far set size has ranged...
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    03-13-2019, 11:25 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread Custom Heritage Sets in Baseball
    Trying to use Album feature, but apparently it is limited to uploading one at a time, which doesn't work well for uploading 750 cards. Seems like...
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    03-13-2019, 11:11 PM
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    03-13-2019, 10:54 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread Custom Heritage Sets in Baseball
    In 2015, Topps Huddle did a 50th Anniversary set using the 1965 design, so other than blowing their first Heritage issue and sticking with that...
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    03-13-2019, 08:51 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread 1969 Topps Football in Football
    Next logical step would be to produce a proof set of one card per team to flush out any required changes prior to mass production. For example,...
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    03-13-2019, 06:40 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread OBJ to the Browns in Football
    I agree, but think of it as a misguided tribute to Topps editorial and production approach circa 1969. . The good news is I still have a...
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    03-13-2019, 02:04 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread 1969 Topps Football in Football
    Had to remove team city from the identification bar so that team name and position would fit without truncation. . . This is how it starts...
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    03-13-2019, 02:36 AM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread OBJ to the Browns in Football
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    03-12-2019, 09:02 PM
    There's nothing like fooling around with customs to make one think deeper about a card design or an entire set. When you look through an entire set...
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    03-12-2019, 01:19 PM
    I'm tempted to do a set of these as a redemption challenge. The original set of 263 (really 264, with both checklists being numbered 132 for no...
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    03-12-2019, 01:01 AM
    Alright, just for kicks.
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    03-12-2019, 12:14 AM
    Just having some fun. Topps Huddle did a series of 1965 layout cards back in 2015 that inspired me to apply a similar layout across a full set of...
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    03-11-2019, 08:31 PM
    BHNH using 1969 Topps design to commemorate. Used more recent left justification of first and last names. Stuck with original garish background and...
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    03-09-2019, 07:51 PM
    I want new music that sounds like the old music, so "Shelter" by Broken Bells. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B8HAsgFtg2U
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    03-09-2019, 07:39 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread 70's music in General Chat
    And finally, another classic Rainbow track, "Since You Been Gone", a Russ Ballard composition from 1977 that made them sound like a ballsier...
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    03-09-2019, 07:25 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread 70's music in General Chat
    "Beckton Dumps" by Humble Pie, the homeless man's Led Zeppelin, from 1973, complete with a meandering, faux contemplative bridge and extended outro....
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    03-09-2019, 07:14 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread 70's music in General Chat
    "I Love Rock and Roll" by The Arrows from 1975, proving that Joan Jett and the Blackhearts were essentially an overrated covers band. They didn't...
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    03-09-2019, 06:03 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread Custom Heritage Sets in Baseball
    . . Not willing to celebrate my first anniversary the same day I get married, but willing to share some all stars.
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    03-09-2019, 12:09 AM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread Custom Heritage Sets in Baseball
    Meanwhile, back at the lab... . Rough draft, mashing up Topps baseball formats from 1956 and 1976 to make a 2020 Tokyo Olympics card.
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    03-08-2019, 10:10 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread Custom Heritage Sets in Baseball
    The season on the back of a heritage card is 49 years after the season on the back of the card it is based on, so it's the 49th anniversary. By...
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    03-08-2019, 01:49 PM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread Custom Heritage Sets in Baseball
    Planning ahead for 2021 and wondering whether to include landscape cards, and if so, how many. As a kid, the landscape cards were my favorites,...
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    03-08-2019, 10:14 AM
    BostonIdol replied to a thread Custom Heritage Sets in Baseball
    I haven't started printing them, but the files are 525 by 375, so 150dpi at normal trading card size. I began collecting in 1976, so I remember when...
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    03-08-2019, 02:24 AM
    For years I dreamed of Topps reprinting their old sets using modern techniques. When Heritage came along I was excited, but it seems like a blown...
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