Then hit 2016, the year that has changed it all.
Now my offering is simple, it's Panini or nothing. Yes, I could always dip into the unlicensed stuff, but that was usually stuff I bought to fill the time for other releases. Now some of my favorite products I won't see on the market in 2016. No more Spx. No more Topps flagship. No more Upper Deck. No more Sp Authentic. No more Topps Chrome. No more Topps Platinum. No more Finest.No more, no more, no more.
|RIP Topps Finest, you will be missed|
|Why two Contenders brands??? Why?!?!?!?|
I have always hated exclusive licenses, but now that my football card market is apart of the mess, words cannot express how I feel about them. I just hope someday when these licenses are up for grabs again that other companies will be able to take their piece of the market back again. This goes for all sports.
Will the change in 2016 change the way I collect football cards? Probably not. I collect football cards, I collect NFL ones. If this is all I am offered, I guess I have to take it.
So how do the rest of you football card collectors feel? Happy with the Panini only options? Miss other companies being apart of the football card market? Which products will you miss in 2016? (other collectors from other sports can join in too of course for their respected sport)