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(12-28-2011 02:38 PM)jpleazme805 Wrote: Now, discussing similar designs... I think it is ok to have similar designs that cross over different sports, but same photos over different products in same year or different years, is just wrong! Card manufacturers should mark those photos as used and choose a different photo. There are thousands of photos that the NBA takes of their players, not to mention video, that can be turned into photos. If the same photo is used, it should be a for an anniversary card of some kind.
Check out the two Farmar cards below. Same photo, two different products. One serialized, one not. I don't understand how the serialized on was available in packs, while the non-serialized one is assumed a redemption.. I am not sure about the one I bought below. I have 4 redemptions for the non-serialized one that have been outstanding since 2009 & 2010. It's a sticker auto!! UD could of slapped a sticker-auto on any card & sent it to me.. but no, they sit on it. I tried to combine the 4 cards & get one replacement card, but the customer service rep tells me that replacements are at random for low dollar cards. If you have the OPG, check the prices.. Why would the serialized card /10 be priced lower than the non-serialized card?
Same photo & design used in both SP Signatures & SP GAMEUSED... which do not considered either as high-end.
(12-29-2011 11:34 AM)xstreaminsanity Wrote: From what I heard, it was through the 2012-13 season, a 4 year deal.
(12-29-2011 11:32 AM)dodgytrousers Wrote: Upper Deck & Topps didn't choose to stop producing NBA cards, the NBA chose to award the contract to Panini exclusively from the 2009/10 season.
The good news is that both Topps and Upper Deck have expressed interest in re-entering the market when Panini's contract ends. Just a few days ago someone on Twitter asked Topps if they would be going for the NBA contract in the future and Topps suggested that the person contact the NBA and express their desire to see Topps NBA cards again.
When the contract was announced the NBA simply described it as a multi-year contract. I am not sure if anyone knows whether it was officially announced when this contract ends?
Basically, if you want to see Upper Deck and Topps back in the NBA game then email, call and write the NBA and let them know. It is about the only thing we can do right now.