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Card of the Day: 2008 Topps Mike Cameron

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , on March 1, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

2008toppsmikecameroncotdAnother quick-hitter; I’m becoming fond of these nowadays. This is exactly why Topps needs to stop abusing the facsimile signature. Look at this 2008 Topps Mike Cameron card. That signature belongs to TROY Cameron — who NEVER appeared in a major league game and apparently has been out of baseball for the last four years. Ugh … I guess this isn’t as bad as the 2000 Bowman (Chrome) Eric Byrnes rookie though.

Dear Topps: Stop using Facsimile signatures. They are ugly, unnecessary and open the door for even more mistakes. Concentrate on making your cards error-proof and gimmick-free, and maybe we can revisit this in the future.

Card of the Day: 1989 Upper Deck High Series Nolan Ryan Football Card

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

This hobby is so full of gimmicks. We’ve got base cards, parallels of base cards, inserts, parallels of inserts, parallels of parallels, and then the supreme parallel of the parallel of the parallel, which of course is limited to just one. And then we have products like Topps Moments where there are literally 30 different cards of each players within a set; Topps Heritage and Allen & Ginters where star players are shortprinted so you’re left with a bunch of commons, and Bowman Chrome, where a complete set features 300-plus cards, but you only get three or five cards per pack, and one autograph — the real shortprint — per box. Go figure. Continue reading