But this card is the way a jersey piece ought to be done in my opinion. The jersey swatch ought to have it's own piece of the card without interrupting the picture/art work. And this card designer figured that out. The Kobe image isn't impeded in any way by the swatch. And the bordering is really nice here too. It's the same reason that I like the Murad jersey pieces. The player image isn't ever cut off by the swatch. Sounds simple, but many card designs don't get it.
And before I forget, I found this little nugget on Twitter today that made me laugh. You know all the mania going on over the Allen and Ginter cases being busted without finding the Strasburg minis? Here's what Topps said on Twitter.