Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Inspiration from Deadpool?

I once was a huge fan of comic books with my favorite characters being the X books.  I am also a fan of all things Pittsburgh sports so it was no surprise that when I saw this Deadpool card  inspired by the 1987 Fleer Barry Bonds I had to have it.
This card is so awesome!!!  I give Upper Deck credit for coming up with a great idea like this.

Once it was in my hand I got to thinking, what are some of the most influential sets of all time?


1933 Goudey

1952 Topps

1989 Upper Deck

1993 Topps Finest for introducing the refractor technology?
(How cool is that image of Cutch wearing a Jackie Robinson jersey?)

What are some sets that you think are the most influential and will be collected and used for future designs in the many years to come?

Leave your comments below


  1. 1987 Topps, though hopefully not for several more years since they ran it into the ground a couple years ago.
    1971 Topps, especially now that printing tech has improved beyond chipping.
    '82/'83 Donruss for being so clean and basic but still nice.
    and pretty much all of them from '53 (already in progress) to '60.

  2. I don't collect Pirates, Bonds, 87 Fleer, or superhero cards... but I must track down a copy of that. Although, I think the f*ck face Ripken would be more up Deadpool's alley!

    1. Yep, there IS an '89 Ripken-inspired Deadpool card in the 12-card set. I posted about it last month. There's also a Cubs-inspired one for you to chase (1984 Fleer Jay Johnstone).

  3. I'll go with a newer set... 2007 and 2008 UD Masterpieces. That's one of the products that pulled me back into the hobby. I loved those framed parallels. Simply gorgeous. Unfortunately future designs are on hold until UD can secure a license with MLB again.