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Past to Present! Football Designs! Ideas Welcomed!
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Hey all! Bored & up early! Big Grin
I've been collecting off & on for 20 plus years and I don't think I'm alone when I say, "I miss the older styles". I was also curious to know what designs people liked or wished that would be brought back to today's sports cards. Choosing any design from any year & from any sport. And if there are anything close or exact to what I've posted, please let me know. I'm honestly just shooting from the hip here and posting what roughly came to mind.
(None of these pictures/cards are mine, they are for posting purposes only.)



Here are my choices, in no particular order. Big Grin


1) The cartoon look!! Either in action or a seemingly staged pose! Smile


1991 & 1992 Score All Star

(1991)
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(1992)

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So in the middle of making this thread while looking for pictures, I noticed they did remake these this past year in 2019 for baseball and some years back in 2010 for football. Confused
I figured I'd post them. Tongue

2019 Score

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2010 Score Scorecard

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I wish they did these again but doing the Rookie Premiere Class. Cool








2) Realistic drawn cards. Now I'm not really sure If they've done these lately so please let me know. As far as looking back at this set
(Upper Deck), I didn't even notice some had names, nicknames and or no names at all! Confused
Now I did notice that those Kaboom & Downtown cards are sort of a little bit of an older style and much appreciated Smile


1991 Upper Deck Team Checklist
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1991 Fleer Pro-Vision
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Some have the action effect & some don't, again something I just noticed. Undecided
An extra pic for you OCD folks. Angel

1992 Fleer
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1992 Fleer PV
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3) Hologram Cards
Again, let me know when the last time these were used. I personally have always loved them from any year.

1996 SPx
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1998 SPx

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1996-97 SPx

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Considering the latest Last Dance Series I went with some of the pictures of the G.O.A.T.
(No convo starters please, just so you know where I stand Big Grin)
Off topic of the thread yet I would like to know where you stand though on the GOAT conversation. (Basketball only)
Just annotate at the end of your post on who you ride with using their last name please.
All options and ideas welcomed. Thanks for stopping by! Wink



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#2
Old School Fleer and SPx were always a favorite of mine.
Thank you for sharing this Smile
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#3
I love all of these styles and would welcome them all back. Also, I may be in the minority, but Pro Line Portraits were cool to me, albeit maybe they could be less "beefy" lol. Sometimes cool to see players outside of their element. There are some players I honestly wouldn't recognize outside of their game day apparel.

And Jordan is the GOAT. Smile
Oh and along the lines of the holograms, I liked the old Sportflix Motion cards too. Oh and Action Packed cards that actually have a raised surface.
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#4
I'm in agreement with Pro Vision and SPx, though 1996 > all other years of SPx. '97 gets an honorable mention.

Here are some others:

1991 Score Dream Team - these would make for killer variations to base cards. The different pose doesn't cut it for me.
1994-95 Topps Embossed (baseball/basketball) & 1999 Upper Deck Ovation (football/baseball/basketball) - love that embossed ball grain.
1990 Action Packed - imagine the colorful parallels on those! Plus, embossing is BOSS
*1991 Action Packed Neon Deion - it's like regular Action Packed, but GLOWS!
2013 Finest Atomic Rookie Die Cuts - the best of them all
1999 Topps Tek & 2014/2015 Panini Clear Vision - Acetate!

But honestly those are all playing for second place. Everyone knows the best design ever is......











The partial border at the bottom. The two color corners helping anchor the image. The sunburst etching in the background while still maintaining some of the action shot behind. Layer on a rich and colorful refractor tech and you've got yourself a winner.
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#5
My favorite set was the 1998 Pacific Aurora. Disclaimer, these are not my cards, nor am I selling anything!

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Omega was pretty cool too:

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Sorry, couldn't figure out the tech aspects to show just the pictures. The links are all safe Smile
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#6
1995-98 Pacific Pro Bowl cards were really nice designs.

Plastic card stock - 1991-93 Collector's Edge, 1998 E-X2001 - these type makes corner and edge wear not as bad.

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(05-23-2020, 09:51 AM)savagenate Wrote: My favorite set was the 1998 Pacific Aurora. Disclaimer, these are not my cards, nor am I selling anything!

Sorry, couldn't figure out the tech aspects to show just the pictures. The links are all safe Smile
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Don't worry I'd gotchu! Nice choices!!!

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pudge27t Wrote:[Image: 49933335592_00f5c6ef22_m.jpg] [Image: 49933026431_643b13cab6_n.jpg] [Image: 49933026446_ca8321b658_m.jpg]

Don't worry I'd gotchu! Nice choices!!!

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#9
My "Old School" is a little older than most/all of the old school above.  I started collecting as a kid in the early 70's. A couple of my favorites were the 1974 Topps with the field goal and the 1976 with the football.

Also what I liked about Topps up through the 80' was football and baseball designs were completely different.  What I really can't stand is with Panini (Leaf as well), they will use the same damn photo for multiple brands.  Just freaking lazy.


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dogger99 Wrote:My "Old School" is a little older than most/all of the old school above.  I started collecting a kid in the early 70's. A couple of my favorites were the 1974 Topps with the field goal and the 1976 with the football.



Also what I liked about Topps up through the 80' was football and baseball designs were completely different.  What I really can't stand is with Panini (Leaf as well), they will use the same damn photo for multiple brands.  Just freaking lazy.
You know to think of it, it would be nice to see them do a set like this.
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