At the height of the 1990s’ trading cards phenomenon, http://nike.com” target=”_blank”>Nike and http://jumpman23.com” target=”_blank”>Jordan Brand regularly pumped out their own branded sports cards, like the http://freshnessmag.com/2011/05/06/nike-mars-blackmon-x-michael-jordan-trading-cards/” target=”_blank”>iconic ones featuring Mars Blackmon and Michael Jordan. As a miniature version of History of Air, each featured a brief run-down of the model’s design story, Michael Jordan’s accomplishments during that particular year, and a photo of His Airness wearing the sneakers on the card’s front side. While Jordan Brand put a stop to the practice around 2009-2010, it looks like it will be bring the tradition back, at least for the upcoming http://freshnessmag.com/2013/03/13/air-jordan-viii-whitetrue-red-flint-grey-release-info/” target=”_blank”>Air Jordan VIII Retro “Bugs” release this month. If this trend going forward, expect more Jordan Retro trading cards to come later this year.
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