Trading card optical compact disc and methods of using and forming same

  • US 5,982,736 A
  • Filed: 05/15/1997
  • Issued: 11/09/1999
  • Est. Priority Date: 05/15/1997
  • Status: Expired due to Term
First Claim
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1. A trading card optical compact disc compatible with a disc reader which includes a centrally located spindle and a recess in a loading tray thereof defining a seating ring for supporting and rotating a trading card optical compact disc positioned thereon, the trading card optical compact disc comprising;

  • at least a first plastic rectangular layer having a width of about 2.5 inches and a length of about 3.5 inches and having a pattern of digital data encoded thereon;

    a second metallic layer formed on at least portions of the first plastic layer;

    A third protective layer formed on at least the second layer for protecting the metallic layer;

    an indicia bearing fourth layer formed on the third layer and having a generally planar upper surface for displaying indicia therefrom;

    an opening extending through the first, second, third, and fourth layers in a medial portion thereof; and

    trading card interface seating means integrally formed in at least the first layer for seating the trading card onto the loading tray of the disc reader so as to interface with only portions of the seating ring of the disc reader and to read digital data stored thereon from the trading card optical compact disc.

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