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Old 12-08-2013, 05:31 PM   #1
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Default The Death of Foil

Sometimes I like to browse through eBay and look at 90's inserts. Today it was 1995. Pinnacle, Fleer, and Upper Deck all had great etched foil cards. Today we only have Topps left, and they don't seem to give a damn about this style. What happened? Do you see/want a comeback?
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Old 12-08-2013, 06:49 PM   #2
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I loved the older cards that had foil and nice etching. Even die cuts and refractoriness of older Fleer inserts. Those were the good old days.
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Old 12-08-2013, 08:53 PM   #3
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I honestly can't stand foil on cards. I am still sick of topps' need to always have silver on the front of their base. I much prefer chrome technology, or heritage without the foil. Just my two cents.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:41 PM   #4
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I feel foil was perfected in 1998 SP Authentic base and Chirography.
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Old 12-08-2013, 09:52 PM   #5
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Flair had nice etched foil cards in the mid 90s... I liked those alot. Its too bad Fleer isn't around anymore to join with the trend of throwback insert sets or maybe we'd see them again.
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Old 12-08-2013, 10:46 PM   #6
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Foil has to be used properly...as a design accent it is fine, but it should never be used for logos (Upper Deck) or for lettering/names (Topps).
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I miss Flair so much.
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Old 12-09-2013, 08:30 AM   #8
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I hate the gaudy inserts of the 1990s, and I HATE anything foil, unless its used for embellishments on normal stock. Check out Totally Certified, its a complete visual train wreck. Yuck.

Glad that Topps has moved away from it.
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Old 12-09-2013, 09:13 AM   #9
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Sadly almost all base cards have no value, and inserts, unless they have an autograph, have little to no value, unless it's a specialized insert such as a heritage chrome refractor that set collectors value.
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Old 12-09-2013, 12:45 PM   #10
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Sadly almost all base cards have no value, and inserts, unless they have an autograph, have little to no value, unless it's a specialized insert such as a heritage chrome refractor that set collectors value.
Agree. It's a frustrating to come back to a hobby, only to see it got a bad plastic surgery.
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Old 12-09-2013, 02:15 PM   #11
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I wish Topps would drop foil on the base cards. I prefer the Opening Day cards, but there are only 220 of them.


I have been wondering how foil ages. Some of my 2001 Topps are looking pretty blurry these days, in the foil printing....
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