(12-31-2012 01:06 PM)dpatera Wrote: I'm with you. Upper Deck made a big splash in 1989 and the early 90s, and really changed the trading card game forever. I don't see a lot that really grab my attention since, though.
I may be in an even smaller minority than you, in that I don't mind the Topps exclusivity. I'm satisfied with the quality and variety provided by Topps at this point. I'm not sure that I'd bother with any other brands, if they were to come back. I didn't in the last few years when others were being released, either.
(01-01-2013 11:07 PM)beginesj Wrote: I like Topps. Like uvaspina the parallels are what won me over. However, I would like to see another company just to give Topps some competition and hopefuly that will cut down on their errors.
(01-02-2013 12:06 AM)aprirr Wrote: ....and she loves the different colored refractors (if only they had pink ones).
(01-02-2013 12:06 AM)aprirr Wrote: When I was a kid, before the local card shop opened up, there was only Topps, Donruss and Fleer and the neighborhood corner store(the only store I could ride my bike to) only carried Topps. Upper Deck was nice and they pretty much forced the others to improve their quality but Topps was and, in my opinion, is iconic as far as baseball cards is concerned. Since my daughter got me back into collecting a few years ago, I find it very satisfying that the same company that made the cards that I spent 50 cents a pack on 25 years ago is the same one that makes the cards my kid gets to open today. Continuity and longevity are the key for me....and she loves the different colored refractors (if only they had pink ones).