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Tuesday, January 8, 2013
The End of an Era
All-Time Heroes [second image down]?) before anyone else really went that route. Sure, Topps reprinted its 1950s issues, but they never really released a throwback set. Upper Deck tried digital cards, cards on CD-ROMs, and the most popular relic set of all time, the Piece of History series which includes a Babe Ruth bat relic card.
plenty of problems. In addition to legal troubles and shady business practices, Upper Deck is blamed for the current price of cards. In 1989, cards cost about a nickel each when buying packs. Adjusting for inflation, they should run about 10 cents each, though we know they cost at least twice that (sometimes $1/card or more) from the pack. But can you imagine the amount of complaining people would do if Topps issued its flagship cards on 1990 (or even 1993) style card stock? Even Heritage is on thicker cardboard than the original release. There are base cards so thick that my sheet-fed scanner can't handle them (and that scanner can handle thinner relics like Allen & Ginter).