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ffman
I know we have several topics asking for you to post your favorite card. Many times, a person's favorite card is based on rarity, value, or the fact of it being autograph/game-used.

This time, however, I want to see your favorite card based on DESIGN. It can be autographed/game-used/whatever, as long as the design is a major factor in its appeal to you.

Here are a couple of my favorites from my Sosa personal collection:

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Gforce083
I've always loved the 1995 Pinnacle Baseball Red Hot and White Hot insert set! Oh, how I miss the days of creative insert set design and I remember how fun it was to chase these white hot cards and they sold for more than star player game used!!

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marcus42
I'm a sucker for, Simplicity...

that being said:

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elegant and simple...
Johnny Number 5
2007 Bowman Chrome - Blue Refractors....I LOVE THEM>>>

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gosox55
For Modern cards this set is tops in my book.

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19th Century Indiana Jones
I LOVE the logo in the background!!!

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Tick-Tock-Man
love the classic design of bowman 92.

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19th Century Indiana Jones
QUOTE(Tick-Tock-Man @ Oct 8 2008, 11:50 AM)
love the classic design of bowman 92.

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I can't believe I had a shot at buying the entire full set back in 1992 for $35 and I didn't pull the trigger.
19th Century Indiana Jones
QUOTE(Gforce083 @ Oct 8 2008, 12:11 AM)
I've always loved the 1995 Pinnacle Baseball Red Hot and White Hot insert set! Oh, how I miss the days of creative insert set design and I remember how fun it was to chase these white hot cards .....
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Yeah, I miss those days. Has anyone seen this for sale anywhere?

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Tick-Tock-Man
35 for a full set.... those where the days.


QUOTE(19th Century Indiana Jones @ Oct 8 2008, 10:52 AM)
I can't believe I had a shot at buying the entire full set back in 1992 for $35 and I didn't pull the trigger.
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dd316
QUOTE(19th Century Indiana Jones @ Oct 8 2008, 11:52 AM)
I can't believe I had a shot at buying the entire full set back in 1992 for $35 and I didn't pull the trigger.
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I remember seeing a guy at a show plunk down $300 for that set like it was nothing way back when.

Here's the whole transaction:

Buyer - "How much for the Bowman set?"
Seller - "$300"
Buyer - *whips out wallet, lays down three $100 bills


Never seen someone part with that kind of money so effortlessly! ohmy.gif
Gforce083
For modern day stuff, I'd have to go with 2005 Ultimate Collection...
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Luke2411
This is a great thread, Cody.

After doing some serious scouring of my collection and photobucket, here are some of my favorites, and why I like them.


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I know this has been cliched to death, but I have always and will continue to like this set. When I first saw these, I loved them. I like the base line design on the side, the photography was something we really hadn't seen before 1989, the glossy finish, and the backs were even cool too. UD did a great job with their first set.

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This is actually a reproduction of the first game-used set issued by UD. The originals sold for a ton of money when they first came out. I like this design, it's simple and makes clear to the first time game-used card holder, exactly what they are holding in their hands.


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Of course I had to show some 2005 Diamond Kings! This may be my favorite game-used/auto subset of all time. I think the frames add something very nice to the cards, and there are different colors (red/green/blue). The design is rather simple, but it incorporates the portraits of the players, has the game-used pieces on the side and then has a nice space for the auto at the bottom.

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06 Bowman Chrome was a very pretty set. I loved trying to put together the rainbow set for my Brandon Wood collection. The on-card autos look sharp on here. It's a basic design, but it's good to keep it that way so the design and the different refractor surfaces don't get all garbled up.

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The Tools of the Trade Patch set has been one of my favorites in both baseball and football. They've stuck to pretty much the same design in every set, but the jumbo patches and even regular patches are in my mind, the nicest patch cards you can get. Not to mention those jumbo Babe Ruth jerseys from 2005 Update are some of the most sought after game-used cards in the industry.




ffman
In recognition of Jeremy's reproduction of a 97 Upper Deck GU:

2008 UD 1998 Jersey reprint
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I think the actual 98 card is much nicer with a larger jersey piece.
Eliptic
This one was easy for me, my favorite design from the modern era. Simple, classy, elegant. Just a great overall desgin. I LOVE the framed parallels biggrin.gif :

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bigalexx
This is a pretty sexy design.
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So is this
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Not a big fan of Buybacks but this one is pretty sweet looking
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coltsfan23
Although they are sticker autos, I absolutely love this set.

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bigalexx
The Design of the 05 Reflections Dual autos are soo ugly
ffman
I like them too. Although, that might be more a result of the great pairings over the design.

Edit: I don't care for the look of the plain "yellow/gold" base autographs from Reflections though.

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Although they are sticker autos, I absolutely love this set.

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203 Donruss Timeless Treasures

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GU'd, Auto or both
2005 Playoff Prime Cuts

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When are they going to get their (DLP) license back?

Collect Hard!,
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aceecards
Call me old school.

I still like the 1972 Topps baseball set especially the In action cards!

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ffman
That Clemente is classic.
ffman
I enjoy any refractors, but my favorites come from the 2006 Finest baseball product.

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degibson84
QUOTE(19th Century Indiana Jones @ Oct 8 2008, 11:24 AM)
I LOVE the logo in the background!!!

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those are some nice cards there
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