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    Why aren't baseball cards made like regular playing cards?

    With all the problems with the condition of cards (dinged corners, scratches, creases, etc) why haven't baseball card companies tried making their cards more like playing cards? Have they tried in the past? Seems if they made cards with round instead of square corners, used the same or similar finish, alot of the problems would be solved. I know it might taking some getting used to, with regard to round corners, but I think people would eventually accept it especially if it put an end to dinged corners.

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    Because they are baseball cards, not playing cards.


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    Quote Originally Posted by jbhofmann View Post
    Because they are baseball cards, not playing cards.
    I'm imagining those old guys from the Guinness commercials where the one just says "BRILLIANT!"

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    Re: Why aren't baseball cards made like regular playing cards?

    Just because they used rounded corners wouldn't mean they are no longer baseball cards. I mean they make die cuts and use chrome finishes.

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    Collectors get cranky real fast when you try to change something familiar - they don't waste time in rejecting something off the bat.

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    Why aren't baseball cards made like regular playing cards?

    Because I'm a geek not a nerd!
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    Check the Polo Grounds inserts, Topps Dice Game


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    Re: Why aren't baseball cards made like regular playing cards?

    Collectors edge

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    They made sets of baseball cards that were playing cards in the early 90's. There was still some condition issues with them as well but the held up very well. I actually liked those sets they made.
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    There are always the MLB Showdown, Topps Attax or Konami Baseball Heroes cards. Those are all a lot more playing card-like. However, that extra waxy finish can tend to show scratches a lot more, even though it's intended to make the cards slide against each other easier.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BBCgalaxee View Post
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    Oh yeah. I remember those cards. You really had to try to damage it.

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    Because the government said so.


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    Granted no one wants a damaged card but if all cards where 100% perfect then the demand for the copies that are perfect would decress.
    Thats part of the fun of collecting is finding that perfect copy to add to your collection.
    Although I can not stand a card if it is not centered nicely, that is what drives me crazy about Bowman Chrome.
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