Million Dollar Question – ‘Would You Welcome Back Multi-Image Baseball Cards’???
This week’s ‘Million Dollar Question’ is inspired by a post that was published the other day on the blog. The post featured a Mike Schmidt card from the 1985 Fleer baseball card set. Tagged as ‘Schmidt-In-Action’ the card features four images of Mike Schmidt that show the full story of his Hall Of Fame swing.
Here is that card:
And here are a few more ‘In Action’ cards that Fleer issued in the 1980’s as well:
Upper Deck also got into the game with this, and they certainly took it to the next level – offering 1 image that featured multiple exposures.
Here are a few:
Personally, I like these cards a lot. And while the technology of the cards may be outdated by today’s standards, especially the Fleer look, I like the thought of seeing a player completing an action caught on film.
So, ‘Would You Welcome Back Multi-Image Baseball Cards’ in today’s collecting environment??
If so, what would you change and what would you keep the same? What players would you like to see featured? What sets would you like to see these cards included in?
For me, I would love to see these cards make a comeback in today’s issues. And I think that a brand like Topps Archives or Topps Heritage is a great place to start!!!
Just imagine new cards of players like Andrew McCutchen, Bryce Harper, Clayton Kershaw, Prince Fielder, and others that featured them doing thinks like crushing home runs, making diving defensive plays, and throwing 99-MPH fastballs!! And if you were to put these cards into vintage designs and then add legends like Reggie Jackson, Bob Gibson, Johnny Bench, Brooks Robinson, and others into the same set, I think it would be an incredible way to show off how hard these guys played back then and still do today.
Who’s with me???