Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Randumb Thought I Came Up with at Reading.

So Scott and I were roaming the aisles at Reading this past Saturday, and I noticed table with a stack of 2008 Allen & Ginter boxes. I don't know what it was, but the sight of boxes of Allen & Ginter got me thinking....

What if we fast forward 1000-2000 years and archeologists dig up a stash of 2006-08 Topps Allen & Ginters. And then, another group of archeologists discover some 19th Century A&Gs.

What will our descendants (no, not those Descendents) think? How will they know what cards they have? Will they be able to tell the difference between an original A&G and a Topps A&G?

Think about it.

4 comments:

riviox said...

the new cards have the year on the front

dayf said...

What if.....

C-A-T

Really spelled

DOG.

wow.

Or you can take an asymptotic line and extend it outward. Your choice.

In 2000 years all these cards will be reduced to their component molecules. I however, will be a brain in a jar. Wondering where I can snag a pack of 1990 Upper Deck. You know, for the Reggie.

AlbuqwirkE said...

Trust me, this is the kind if thought that wakes me up each day at noon- and I am an archaeologist.

I even posted something sort of along this line exactly six months to the day...

http://aardvarktradingco.wordpress.com/2008/03/01/saving-time-in-a-cigar-tin

Scott said...

Which led to the conversation about me having not bought new cards since 1995 and playing the dumb 1988 collector amazed by all the changes (jersey cards, signed cards, bat cards, you name it) in the hobby in a generation. -Scott