Lookin' At Card Backs

I was shifting through a box and found myself looking at the backs.

Let's take a trip back to the 1992-93 season from a set that still stands up.


Base cards used to be memorable; the base sets from the recent Upper Deck sets have been lacking photography wise. They used to be the best but now, when it comes to creating their flagship set of the year, it feels like they just wanna get it out there for the sake of milking the newest 1st Overall Draft pick Young Gun card. Maybe I'm just blinded by nostalgia.

I believe that adding the extra photo on the back of the card with limited stats adds quality to the cards, kinda like saying that the manufacturers have put in the extra effort to build a quality annual card set. Basically, I think it's a great idea, adds a lot of quality to the cards and gives an impression that the manufacturers worked on this product.

The UD Canvas sets are great cards, one of the best current sets - arguably the best.


  1. These are great... I love the sheet metal stat box, and the fronts are neat with the team logo on a flying puck. One of UD's best sets of the 90's in my opinion.

  2. Right on. Now base sets are considered filler by most people, (in all sports) but it's the driving force for me.

    1. Yeah, that "value" isn't there anymore. You'll still find set collectors out there but there's few sets that use 'live' in-game photography. Most sets are just a photo of a player against the card designs backdrop ie. Artifacts, SP Authentic.. Doesn't feed the monster of a collector who is into that aspect of cards.


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