Each year, the release of the first signature series is a big deal. Not only because it is undoubtedly the most important marathon, but also because it is usually one of the first. Because Bunt launched so early this year, the marathons have had a bit of a “pre-heat” period while some previously launched programs get done.
The team was nice enough to send over a copy of one of the cards in the set, one they knew I would like a considerable amount. Of course, there is no guarantee that this will be the first one offered, so this might be a bit of a spoiler. Either way, as more information is released, ill be writing about this quite a bit. Although I dont have any odds, counts, or information on variants, I do know that this series should remain among the most coveted in the game.
Well, ladies and gentlemen, without further adieu, here is the 2016 Topps Bunt Signature Series design in all its glory!
Personally, I really like this design. its almost like the 2014 sig design and the 2015 VIP sig design combined to make a really sleek looking child. Seeing the reveal of many of the new cards and the designs of the Bunt exclusive sets show frequently how talented ToppsDan is. He does a great job every single time.
I especially like visual appeal of the white dominated look, as well as the tiled pattern in the background. Unlike the 2015 design, where the signature didnt always stand out against the stone overlay, this year will be very different in bringing attention to the player’s autograph. That is one of the main reasons I loved the 2015 VIP design as much as I did, and why I like this one as much as I do. The player pops, and that is always something that adds to the dynamic nature of the photo. Combining the two elements together, strong sig and big bold photo plays very well with me.
This should be coming soon, in some form, and I would urge all of you to take serious consideration about spending what you need to get the first one. Even if it is higher in count or not Trout, Correa, or even Sano, the first sig always has importance to the marathon. Not only that but it will have some serious trade value above and beyond what a normal sig of that count would have.
Stay tuned for more info on the Bunt marathons as they are released! Dont forget to follow me on Twitter (@SCUncensored) – I will have up to the minute info on all the new cards.