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Dear Topps, about your 2010 base set …

Posted in Newspaperman with tags , , , , , , , on November 30, 2009 by Cardboard Icons

Dear Topps,

I saw the design for your base set 2010 and I would like to say that I enjoy it a bit. I know it’s a fusion of an old Bazooka set and a Topps set, but it looks a bit refreshing. Traditionalists may not like it because it looks pretty modern, but I dig it. Anyhow, that is not the reason I am writing today. My reason for this post is to let you know that as a collector I would implore you NOT to make Alex Rodriguez, David Wright or Ryan Howard the first card in the set. Hell, don’t even make it of a certain player. Please, pretty please, return to the days of making the World Series championship team the first card in the set. In the 1970s Topps did this for a few years and it looks pretty neat.  And I don’t mean to make it a gimmick either. Don’t short print it. Don’t add a picture of Hans Solo or C-3po. And please leave Mickey Mantle out of the Yankee celebration. Just a straight up Yanks celebration, maybe even a shot of them hoisting the WS Trophy. Bottom line, do the right thing and honor the World Series team with the very first card in each year’s set. I’m sick of seeing Alex Rodriguez grace the first card in the set. He has been the first card in three of the last four sets (2006, 2008 and 2009.)

Yours in cardboard,



Card of the Day: 2007 Topps Heritage Charlie’s Young Sluggers

Posted in Card of the Day with tags , , , , , , , , , on November 3, 2008 by Cardboard Icons

I’m about a week late is showcasing this card, but truthfully I didn’t even know it existed until Sunday morning when I was posting my 2007 Topps Heritage doubles on my “For Trade” page. Without further ado, I present the 2007 Topps Heritage “Charlie’s Young Sluggers,” card No. 386.  Pretty neat card given the Phillies World Series victory last week. Continue reading