Sunday, April 29, 2012

Frankly my dear, I don't give a damn!

Maybe I'm becoming one of those grumpy old men. I couldn't have cared less about some 19 year old kid that worked the system to make the show last night. I couldn't bring myself to buy into the hype about Stephen Strasburg or Bryce Harper. It's not that I don't want the Nationals to be relevant I do.

Of course by the time that Harper actually got to play last night, the Topps money making machine was already up to full speed. They were all over Twitter and anywhere you can think of already getting collectors to give them all their money to find one of these:

We don't know if it will be a regular base card(HA HA! good luck with that), will they short print it, or make it the RARE #661 we never see but hear about?

I can't decide if I want them to go back the old days of one big set like the 70's and 80's and try to find the set and then Traded series. I know they make a tone more money continuing to sucker people into to buying all the dumb gimmicks they come up with. I for one am tired of it, and I'm not buying in. I will ask everybody for help with Mariners in Series 2 soon, but that's the only cards I will want.


  1. I don't have anything against gimmicks, but since it's a rookie card of a highly touted prospect for their flagship set... I hope they keep it a regular, non short printed card... so it's included in their factory sets at the end of the year.

  2. I would love to see Topps go back to one 792 card base set with no inserts. People who love inserts can get fix with scratcher off lottery tickets.