Originally Posted by lewdog
They've gotten smart and done what you have said and limit the production of card sizes. Many of the autographed and game used cards are numbered production today. That autographed/game used card of Jamaal Charles I bought was limited production to 299. Some basic rookie cards are even numbered production now.
If they're smart, they start doing a limited edition of 1,000, and then they wait until people start selling them on ebay, and then they start making new copies and selling them for $25. (Edit: maybe that's a shortsighted strategy, but there's likely a variant that could work.)
I just don't think you can have a collectible where the ability exists to make more. Or at least I sure wouldn't buy one.