|Living Baseball Cards?|
Written by Bjoern Hartig (Contact & Archive) on March 12, 2009
This is what collecting cards has become...a video game and a dated one at that. Wouldn't it be cooler if it were some full motion video of the player or something besides this 3-D image that looks like it was ripped from the MLB 2k4 on the PS2? The card collecting industry is struggling so much that the only way they can conceive of trying to attain some portion of the valuable fleeting attention spans of 7-15 year old kids that is being concentrated mostly in video games is to turn the cards themselves into them.
While I would, in theory, agree with what he says, I doubt there really are 3-D baseball cards. This is the video he talks about:
Ok, come on, this must be fake. Where are the projections supposed to come from? Reading in a card via Webcam, I can buy that, but that the card is able to create a 3D projection? No way, there is no such technology (and if there were, I doubt that baseball cards would be the first device to implement it.
I can't believe Rob Neyer bought it, too. ;)