Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Century Collection is LIVE!! . . . Sort Of . . .

Well it looks like a couple of cases of Panini's Century Collection have been broken and their contents listed on eBay. A couple of quick observations as I really love the concept of these types of products. With their all encompassing checklists serving as a cross section dichotomy of American history, sport and pop culture.

It's the execution of the product that usually leaves me disappointed.

Take for instance, this card:




As a Cal Ripken Jr. collector, I think I am actually offended by what an eyesore this card is to look at.

When it comes to the Hollywood Materials set, they have included some beautiful cards. This is one of them:





This card, isn't:

I don't care that the orientation of the Bing Crosby stamp is horizontal. If you are going to place it in a vertical cut out, you have to position the stamp the same way even if it means cropping the white strip you see on the top and bottom of the stamp as it sits now. Here is a link to the complete listings.

3 comments:

Fuji said...

I really like those stamp cards... hopefully there aren't many like the Bing Crosby card.

Anonymous said...

I am a fellow Ripken collector (or was) is there an email you can be reached at?

Thanks!

Rob- AKA "VOTC" said...

Anonymous. thevotc@gmail.com

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