These days, less and less modern devices can actually play these odd-shaped discs, but luckily I've still got a nearly-obsolete old laptop I
Alex Rodriguez (1)
Alex Rodriguez (2 )
There you have it. Gotta love the generic late-90s music. I think there are 3 or 4 songs between these 8 cards. I'm not a big fan of the "dance music" tunes, but that faux Pearl Jam-sounding rocker is kinda cool, I guess.
The lo-fi video highlight packages are ho-hum in these days of YouTube and places like ESPN and FoxSports attacking you with auto-play videos with every link on their site, but back in the late 90s, it was probably kinda cool for collectors to pop these in and watch their favorite players in action whenever they wanted.
Would be a lot cooler if they had something like a short exclusive interview or something. Maybe ask the player about his favorite Upper Deck card or about his childhood card-collecting habits. Yeah, that would have been better than clips of a few diamond gems and home runs.
(This is somewhat of a follow-up to a post a couple years ago when I similarly showed the videos for a Ripken and Clemens.)
The Sosa and Chipper discs are available for trade, if anyone's interested. The other dudes are guys I collect.
Ok, I don't own this last one, but while researching these a bit, I stumbled upon a graded Powerdeck "card" on COMC that I thought was funny:
Grading a CD just seems hilarious to me. Does the grader pop it in to make sure there are no skips or glitches in playback? Also, I would argue the plastic sleeve (with copyright info, etc.) is "part" of the card. So this graded disc missing the sleeve is incomplete to me. (Seller is asking $49? Ha!)
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