Friday, August 20, 2021

What Topps could do for one last hurrah

 This is based on the assumption that Topps will not be able to print cards of Individual Players after 2022.

What Topps should do is dump all of its product lines and produce one set. Select 600 individual players. (no all stars, league leaders etc).

But here is the kicker. For the 600 players put them each on a different Topps design from the last 70 years.

Yes, that's right a 42,000 card set (600 player x 70 years).

Say for Card Number 1. Mike Trout you would get him on a 1952, 1953, 1954.....2021 design.

(I know  it would suck getting the 2021 design two years in a row).

Put the cards out in 10 or 20 series throughout the year.

Make the cards cheap and affordable as possible.

This would be the ultimate chase set. You could try to collect. many ways

You could try to collect all 42,000 cards.

You could try to collect one years card (i e 1965, 1979 etc...)

You could collect one player all 70 years.

or since each player would have the same number throughout each set you could complete a 600 card set with each number being  any one of the 70 different designs. For example:

1. Mike Trout 1956

2 Vla Guerrero 1983

3. Fernando Tatis 1995 etc....

Its a pipe dream but of course I could be dreaming that there will not be anymore Topps baseball cards

Will 2022 be the Swan Song Topps Baseball Cards

 How can Topps print cards of individual players if Fanatics own the exclusive right to them starting in 2023.

Will we be seeing Topps Baseball in Action cards (Similar to Fleer Football in Action (circa 1975-1987), game action without the individual players identified

Thursday, August 19, 2021