2016 Topps Bunt: Is This The First Preview of the New Year?

For those of you who collect physical cards, the reveal of the main flagship design is always a big deal for everyone. It has an impact on close to 6 sets, and as we all know, it is also the way cards could look for 2016 Bunt.

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Each year since 2013, the base design for Topps has been used as the design for Bunt’s main base cards, and I have no reason to believe it will be any different for 2016. The most interesting part of all of this is that the base design is borderless this year, meaning that Bunt will have to employ new tactics if the app’s base structure is going to remain in tact. There are elements on the card that can change to reflect different parallels, but it will definitely be different than anything we have seen before.

Personally, I love the simple look with full bleed photos. The nameplate of the card is really classy and sleek, and presents a polished look for the overall presentation. This set is going to be 100% dependent on choosing awesome photos, because they are the star of the show in a look like this. The Topps editors definitely have their work cut out for them.

As for Bunt, I can see the frosted elements of the card being used to change colors, or like we saw in the 2014 playoffs, the name plates could be the place where parallels are determined. They may also build a border specifically for the game, with the purpose of adding the parallel dots to show boost level. Either way will work, and I am excited to see how it turns out.

Here is a playoffs card from last year. The silver part of the card changed to other colors for different parallels and it worked well:

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To think that as of today we will be 2/3rds of the way through the 2015 campaign, is shocking to me. Now that the 2016 design is here, its only a matter of time before the playoffs start and I start getting sad about Baseball ending. At least this presents something to look forward to!

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