Wednesday, November 26, 2008

Weighing in on Card Design Retreads

Products the likes of Upper Deck Timelines and SP Rookie Edition have to go. Utilizing current players on past designs isn't cool it's just incompentent.

This is nothing more than sheer laziness on the part of the production and brand managers at Upper Deck. Kudos to Topps, who have thus far, resisted the urge to utilize this tactic to cut costs and save money.

It's one thing to capitalize on your storied history in the hobby by releasing retro sets like Topps Archive and Topps Fan Favorites featuring retired greats of yesteryear, it's entirely another, to after a whopping 19 years in business, to march out over-produced card designs from the early and mid-90's and slap photos of current players on them.
Shame on you UD!


Dan said...

I agree wholeheartedly. The UD designs from the late 80's and early 90's are dull, dull, dull, and the only good thing about them is that you can find a million of them in good condition. They are still worthless, though.

I love the Topps Heritage, and even Bowman Heritage, since they replicate really old designs. Maybe that is why I love A&G and (sorta) Goudey, and why they are so popular.

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