because it was the first set i collected, i think that the 1978 topps set design is great. i plan on buying some heritage in 13 years due to that fact, and, i have completed my 1978 topps extended set by acquiring the variation and 'missing' cards that were included in the various 1978 burger king releases and 1978 topps zest. heck, i even created a bunch of cards for the dodger players from 1977 and 1978 that weren't featured as dodgers or at all in the set. i love this set.
now, like many others, i can see a touch of the 1978 topps design in the 2014 donruss release. it's really too bad that they also tried to incorporate 1987 donruss into it as well, because the borders are too wide as a result. i am not a fan of 2014 donruss. i am a fan, however, of topps archives and fan favorites releases that used the 1978 design for some of their cards. like dusty baker here from 2005 topps all-time fan favorites
that card would have fit right in with the rest of the dodgers in the real 1978 set.
as would have this jack clark card from 2003 topps all-time fan favorites
ron guidry's card is nice, but the black armband means it would be better as a card from 1980, 81, or 82.
the last of the cards from the 2003 topps atff release that uses the 1978 topps design (as far as i know) is this jim rice
moving on to the 2005 topps all-time fan favorites set, and in addition to the johnnie b. baker card up top, we have a good looking bob boone card
rather than his 3-homer game in 1972, which is what his original 1978 card had.
when topps archives was released in 2012, i was curious if the 1978 design would be used. it did wind up on a couple of autographed short prints, like this greg luzinski
in 2013, there were two short prints from the topps archives set that used the 1978 design - larry bowa