Innovations. Evolution. The ever-changing industry that is trading cards.
For every few steps forward, there seems to be the odd step back. Companies try new things....re-inventing the wheel. Concepts to entice collectors and keep things from feeling redundant. But where do you draw the line? How much is too much?
In Panini's new football product, National Treasures, there is definitely new ground broken. But is that always a good thing?
I'll let the video explain the rest.
All I have to say is...wow.
And not "Wow...I'm impressed" but "Wow....why did they do that?"
Sure, the physical size is impressive, but it seems like more of an inconvenience than innovation. Would I be happy to pull one of these cards? Sure. But looking at it from a collecting standpoint, if my guy Linden was on it....I'd want no part of pursuing that card.
It's just too unrealistic.
To me, this is a set of cards that happens to be attached together. Give me some hinges and some patch cards and I can do the same thing.
What are your thoughts on this history-making card? What's the desirability factor of something like this?