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3D Baseball Card

3D Live Baseball Cards

Remember when it was really cool to open a new pack of cards and have one of them be shiny or holographic? That was some pretty sophisticated stuff back in the day. But once again with the help of technology they have managed to take the trading card game one step further. Topps, with some help from Disney Executive Michael Eisner, have developed 3-D Baseball cards. Sounds complicated right? It really isn’t, all you have to do is purchase a pack of these trading cards, go to toppstown.com and hold the playing card in front of a webcam, and on the screen will pop up a three-dimensional avatar, which as the card is rotated, rotates in full perspective. The technology provided by Total Immersion also allows collectors to drop the player into simple pitching, batting and catching games using the computer keyboard. Eventually they hope to add video to the 3-D live series as well. This is just one of many examples of how far technology has come since the days of shiny Pokémon cards. That is all for this week, check again next week for the latest in technology.

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March 9, 2009 - Posted by | Earl Tatoosh - New Technology

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