Is this the game changer Topps was looking for?
Today, Topps rolls out their 3D Live baseball card. Just hold it in front of a webcam and you'll see a 3D avatar of the player. Sounds pretty cool. Rotate the card in your hand and the image rotates as well.
The card codes are found in packs of Topps 2009 Baseball Series 1. Go to www.toppsstown.com, enter the code, select the player and hold it up to the web cam. This probably isn't so cool to the autograph or jersey card collector, but I think it's a good way to get more kids involved. What's next for this technology?
- Could you have multiple players on the screen/desk?
- Could you have players playing a game?
- Can they speak?
- Will we get classic video from great plays of the past? I'm thinking Kirk Gibson '88 home run trot and Mookie Wilson's slow roller to second!
You can read more about it here and here.