And it wasn't just the comic world that went hologram-crazy; sports cards and sports memorabilia also had holograms in or on them.
As I mentioned yesterday, even I wasn't immune to this fad. I wasn't Beanie-baby nuts/gotta' have it about them, but that didn't mean if I saw a trading card or cool cover with one on it, I'd buy it.
I guess that brings me to briefly discuss the one element of my childhood that I really was into for a while: The Comic trading cards.
I was hooked after seeing my 1st one when I moved to the states. I'd briefly seen the 1st and 2nd series of trading cards, but it wasn't until I was in 4th and 5th grade that I became addicted.
Series 4 quickly became a favorite to me simply because of the overall gimmick: you collect a certain number of cards and you make an interlocking puzzle.
Of course Marvel didn't just stop there. Nope, like any good business that sees their product flying off shelves, they decided to flood the growing market with more trading cards.
Soon they were pumping out card sets like the X-Men ones by Fleer and other companies. Yes they looked just as good, and just as collectable.
Here's some to show you just what DC was working with:
Not bad though huh?
On a side note, Pookie bought another camera and you know what that means? Finally, I'll be able to as my wife so elegantly puts it "Take pictures of your stupid action figures."
You've been all warned!!!!!!