What would it look like if the Raptors decided to blend the old with the new?

If and when the Mickael Pietrus acquisition becomes official today, Oliver and I will be on the pitch for a good cause at theScore’s charity soccer tournament, so there probably won’t be any new Pietrus-related content or even a Game Thread here today (I’ll probably have some thoughts on the game later tonight), but we do have a treat for you.

Recently, fellow theScore.com blogger and hardcore Raptors fan Chris Lund mentioned that he thought the tacky old dinosaur on the jersey uniforms would look good with the team’s new colour scheme of red, black and white. Most people think of ideas like that and then just mention it in passing to anyone who’ll listen. Lund went the extra mile and decided to actually create the hypothetical uniform change, “pixel by pixel,” as he told it.

To clarify, the Raptors are NOT changing their uniforms (though I do believe we’ll eventually see the original jerseys trotted out once or twice). This is just a cool concept created by a coworker that I thought was more than worth a share with RaptorBlog readers and fellow Raptors fans.

So without further ado, here’s Chris Lund’s uniform design. It takes a little bit of the old and blends it with a little bit of the new:

First, his home design

And here’s his road design:

If the Raptors ever wanted to come up with a new “alternate” uniform design to wear just a few times each season, I think they should give Chris a call.

What do you think?