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(01-02-2012 12:55 AM)tmakact7 Wrote: I think a lot of people don't like change (like when your favorite player on your favorite team gets traded away to another team). They're use to a certain way of doing things and certain products. It's tough when changes happens. I think a lot of people (not all) never really gave Panini a chance when they first jumped into the NBA market. Even if UD and/or Topps comes back into the NBA game, won't Panini still have a strangle hold on the NBA market with all of these contracts with Kobe, Durant, Wall, Griffin, Irving, etc?
(01-02-2012 03:14 PM)taffster74 Wrote: @ Dodgy, so if Upper Deck or Topps had sole license - or "monopoly" - on NBA cards, there'd be no complaining about a monopoly? I'm sorry, but it can't go both ways.
(01-02-2012 07:30 AM)kenarm79 Wrote: UD still have Jordan and LeBron, lol. Plus people still like UD and Topps designs.
(01-02-2012 01:41 PM)vgqv Wrote: Sure Panini may have a "strange hold on the NBA" but they can't control how insanely better Topps and Upper Deck design basketball cards. Refractors, xfractors, gold refractors. Exquisite, Bowman, Topps Chrome, Black, Chronology. My mouth is already watering...
(01-02-2012 08:42 PM)tmakact7 Wrote: Would that be enough to convince some collectors to buy UD over Panini (if UD was producing NBA)? Also, when do these player contracts expire for UD and Panini?
lol, wouldn't Topps be a third wheel when it comes to the NBA, since they don't have any exclusive player contracts like UD and Panini?
(01-03-2012 06:49 AM)vgqv Wrote: You underestimate my love for a superior designed basketball card. Heck, even a rookie card. Panini don't even care about base rookie cards, they barely produce them and now we have to wait until the end of the season for any rookie cards?
(01-02-2012 03:55 PM)vgqv Wrote: I have NO problem with Panini still being around for the people who prefer them, I will plain & simply not buy their products, I may still buy singles of Knicks but no more boxes. I'm not that close minded that I want Panini to go bankrupt and only have Topps/UD back. I'm for variety, I think will only help each company try to out do each other and what's so bad about that?