Saturday, March 1, 2008

Card of the Day: 2000 UD Ionix Shockwave Mark McGwire

I saw a pack of 2000 UD Ionix in Wal-Mart today and I couldn't help but think back to how cool these cards were. I didn't buy the pack, but I did look through my cards to look at the Shockwave inserts for the first time in years.

The Shockwaves had so many interesting elements. First they had a refractive finish which added to all the color that was already included on the cards. Secondly, these cards (including the base and other inserts) looked very futuristic which was a popular way to produce cards at that time. And lastly, I enjoyed how Shockwave was spelled. It was "5HO[KW(backwards 6)(upside down A)(backwards 3)." Only Upper Deck could pull off that feat.

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