today i'm showing some cards that were released in 2004. the first few don't look like cards from 2004, however. like this 2004 fleer platinum edwin jackson card
and then there is this 2004 fleer tradition card
this 2004 topps all-time fan favorites brett butler card
finally, there is this 2004 topps cracker jack card of adrian beltre
don't worry - there were some original designs used in 2004 - like the design of the 2004 upper deck flagship set. here's juan encarnacion's card from that set
dodger cards in the 2004 upper deck legends timeless teams set). unfortunately, upper deck did not apply the photo consistently to cards in the set
it may just be that the horizontal cards in the set didn't get the inset photo, i don't know. here are some landscape oriented cards for you to ponder - shawn green
and robin ventura
there's not much of a discernible background photo at all on this 2004 topps clubhouse collection eric gagne relic card
it would be interesting to know what sort of designs fleer and upper deck would have these days. i am sure, like topps (heritage, archives, gypsy queen, allen & ginter), they would issue sets that incorporate some older set designs, but there would be some unique designs, too.
at least i hope there would be.