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3-D Baseball Card Webcam System Answered

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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Mattrox
Mattrox

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Berkin
Berkin

Reply 12 years ago

Oh, cool!

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

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Rotten194
Rotten194

Reply 12 years ago

RUBBER DUCKY OF DOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOM

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ferrari484
ferrari484

Reply 12 years ago

that is so cool

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xACIDITYx
xACIDITYx

Reply 12 years ago

It does look cool.

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=SMART=
=SMART=

12 years ago

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

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Berkin
Berkin

Reply 12 years ago

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

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Berkin
Berkin

12 years ago

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

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the_burrito_master
the_burrito_master

12 years ago

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
fwjs28

12 years ago

pretty cool...