Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Copy Cat Card Companies

Back in the early 2000's, Upper Deck issued a handful of products that resembled vintage Topps' designs...

2001 UD Vintage vs. 1963 Topps

2002 UD Vintage vs. 1971 Topps

2001 UD Decade 1970's vs. 1975 Topps

Fleer also jumped in on the action...

2001 Fleer Tradition vs. 1956 Topps

Heck... even Topps will borrow ideas from their older designs from time to time...

1963 Topps vs. 1983 Topps

1964 Topps vs. 1986 Topps

So I figured, I'd have my students follow in their footsteps.  Each year, my students compete in table competitions and one of their assignments is to create a set of trading cards featuring themselves.  I have always passed out baseball cards to help inspire them, but this year I went one step further.  This year... I told them that they were required to one of the card's designs.

Here's how they turned out...

#1

#2

#3

#4

#5

#6

#7

#8

Pretty cool, right?  I was really impressed with how most of them turned out.  Some of them are pretty obvious... while others are a little harder to pin point.

Anyways... I figured I'd turn this into a little contest.  Here are the guidelines...

A:  Determine the set that each of these designs are based from and leave them in the comment section below.  Here's an example...


By the way... comment moderation has been turned on, so all answers will remain hidden until the end of the contest.

B.  The person who has the most correct answers will win an assortment of cards from the team of their choice.  The prize package will essentially be a small flat rate shipping box filled with base cards, rookie cards, inserts, autographs, and memorabilia cards.

C.  If there happens to be a tie, than I will throw your names into the list randomizer at Random.org and randomize them five times.  The name on top wins.

D.  I'm going to keep this contest short and simple.  The deadline to enter this contest will be this upcoming Sunday at 6pm.

Good luck!  Happy Wednesday and sayonara!

11 comments:

  1. 1. 1987 Topps
    2. 2015 Gypsy Queen
    3. 1984 Topps
    4. 2013 Hometown Heroes
    5. 1983 Donruss
    6. 1966 Topps
    7. 1982 Topps
    8. 1985 Donruss

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  2. I may enter when I have more time but Flaming Donutz FTW!!!

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  3. This is tough.

    I think I could do better if I thought this over awhile, but it's more fun for me to guess the first thing that comes to my mind, so:

    1. 1987 Topps
    2. 2015 Gypsy Queen
    3. 1984 Topps
    4. (dunno) 1980 Topps?
    5. 1982 Donruss
    6. Ummm ... 1990 Score?
    7. 1982 Topps
    8. Guess -- 2009 Upper Deck

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  4. 1 - 1987 Topps
    2 - 2015 Gypsy Queen
    3 - 1984 Topps
    4 - 2013 Panini Hometown Heroes
    5 - 1983 Donruss
    6 - 1990 Score
    7 - 1982 Topps
    8 - 1953 Topps

    Card #8 is the one I am least sure about.

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  5. Alright So they did a pretty good job on the cards I'm impressed:
    1.) 2009 Bowman
    2.) 2015 Gypsy Queen
    3) 1984 Topps
    4.) 1987 Pacific
    5.) 2009 Bowman
    6.) 2007 Bowman
    7.) 1982 Topps
    8.) 2014 Topps

    Great Idea for a contest.

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  6. Thanks for the fun contest! Cool to check out what the kids came up with.

    Not too confident about most of these...
    1. 1987 Topps
    2. 2015 Gypsy Queen
    3. 1984 Topps
    4. 2007 Upper Deck
    5. 1985 Topps
    6. 1988 Score
    7. 1982 Topps
    8. 2003 Upper Deck

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  7. 1. 1987 Topps
    2. 2015 Gypsy Queen
    3. 1983 Topps
    4. 1993 Pacific Ryan
    5. 1983 Donruss
    6. 1990 Score
    7. 1984 Topps
    8. 2009 Upper Deck

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  8. #1 1987 Topps
    #2 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen
    #3 1984 Topps
    #4 Don't know
    #5 1983 Donruss
    #6 1990 Score
    #7 1982 Topps
    #8 Don't know

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  9. #1 1987 Topps
    #2 2015 Topps Gypsy Queen
    #3 1984 Topps
    #4 1999 Fleer Tradition
    #5 1983 Donruss
    #6 1990 Score
    #7 1982 Topps
    #8 1988 Donruss

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  10. I'll always take a shot at adding some new Cubs or Chiefs to my collection...

    #1 1987 Topps
    #2 2015 Gypsy Queen
    #3 1984 Topps
    #4 1988 Fleer Hottest Stars (maybe its just that flaming donut lol)
    #5 1982 Donruss
    #6 1990 Donruss
    #7 1982 Topps
    #8 2015 Topps

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  11. Hey Bud, Great pics from the kids.
    Here's my guesses.
    1. 2001 UD Vintage
    2. 1956 Topps
    3. 1963 Topps
    4. 2001 UD Decade
    5. 1975 Topps
    6. 2002 Upper Deck Vintage
    7. 2001 Fleer Tradition
    8. 1983 Topps

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