Tuesday, May 29, 2012
Tino Tuesday #42: 1999 Upper Deck Retro #57
I have to admit, Upper Deck Retro was pretty weird. A lot of the issues mimicked old Topps designs. This particular set in 1999 didn’t really have much of a retro/vintage feel other than the card stock. The design itself didn’t bring back memories of past sets. Perhaps the oddest part was that Upper Deck was only ten years old when this set was released. They were still fairly new, at least compared to Topps and Fleer and Donruss, yet still released a set called “Retro.” For a brand that at the time always seemed very forward-thinking and a leading innovator, they really followed the crowd with these Retro releases.