By Andrew Tolentino | Football Editor
Let’s face it. Trading cards have been pushed to the back burner in the wake of the internet, video games, and many, many other advancements in the entertainment revolution. It’s been quite some time since the world has seen a sports card commercial on prime-time television, and there’s a good chance that we won’t see one on Super Bowl Sunday.
But it’s time to take a stand.
A stand against what though? Technology? The internet? Of course not. It’s not really a matter of opposing the obstacles that have decreased hobby popularity, but an opportunity to use what we now have our disposal. Tons of collectors have caught on, started blogs, created websites and started posting video breaks for the world to see. But there’s still room to grow.
Big picture, card collecting isn’t in quite in the limelight. But with a little DIY creativity it could be.
Whether it’s something you actually filmed and posted on YouTube or it’s a simple plot, we’re interested in seeing what you’ve got.
Your challenge, should you choose to accept, is to come up with a Super-Bowl-worthy commercial about the hobby you love. If it’s as simple as a written concept, feel free to leave your idea in the comments section. For those who dabble in acting, animating or video making, e-mail the link to your sweet trading card commercial to firstname.lastname@example.org or tweet me directly at twitter.com/tolentinotweets.
Before you get started, you might want to review a few of these classic trading card commercials for reference — or personal enjoyment at the least.
But before that…