One of the cooler innovations to me in the past 5 years are Shadowboxes. They are much different in card form then what we would use to shove junk in to display. I think it would actually be cooler to have had junk from the player displayed in them too! Cut up jersey pieces, shoes, etc.
The cards are thick and have a square cut out in the middle that is "in-depth" compared to rest of the card.
Some may be signed and some may not be.
Sadly, with the tough odds on these, these are the only two I own (trading off my only other one but these are staying)
First up, one of my favorites from the 90's, Barry Sanders.
Secondly, my first signed one. Charles White.
We are coming down to the final three days of this series and the monster of the trade will post tomorrow. I know you will be back to see that.
As for closing out today, your thoughts on Shadowbox cards in comments below.