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3-D Baseball Card Webcam System Answered

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In an effort to bring baseball card trading into the 21st century, and aid falling revenues, playing card manufacturer Topps developed an interactive 3-D baseball card experience using specialized cards and a computer webcam.

"Since the 1950s, Topps has sold baseball trading cards filled with photos and stats, bringing the game to life. Now the company is bringing its cards to life."

"Beginning Monday, collectors who hold a special Topps 3D Live baseball card in front of a webcam will see a three-dimensional avatar of the player on the computer screen. Rotate the card, and the figure rotates in full perspective. It's called 'augmented reality,' a combination of a real image with a virtual one."

Webcam Brings 3-D to Topps Sports Cards The New York Times

Topps 3-D Live Toppstown.com

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noahw (author)2009-03-17

Here's another example of this technology popping up (no pun intended).

http://www.plugintothesmartgrid.com from General Electric

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scoochmaroo (author)2009-03-09
Check out how they're using this for EYE OF JUDGEMENT

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Mattrox (author)scoochmaroo2009-03-17

Deep down I always knew they where evil. lol that look so expensive

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Berkin (author)scoochmaroo2009-03-12

Oh, cool!

If only the PS3 weren't crazily expensive, maybe...

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Rotten194 (author)scoochmaroo2009-03-11

RUBBER DUCKY OF DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

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=SMART= (author)2009-03-09

This is awesome !, they could make them for films and games too !

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Berkin (author)=SMART=2009-03-12

They are making games with the technology. Look at the comments higher up.

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Berkin (author)2009-03-12

Awesome. I guess people will like baseball again, LOL! (Not that I do, or ever will.) :D

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the_burrito_master (author)2009-03-10

I see this working with human pictures just like in star wars! but.. I guess web cam would be better. I hope some day we wont need the camera to see the 3-d image.

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fwjs28 (author)2009-03-09