First off, let me thank all the people who commented on the Yankee post yesterday. It wasn't just Yankee haters who commented either and I appreciated hearing from some of the Yankee collectors.
As I reflected on and reread the post, I thought I could have expanded on it a little. I stand by what I wrote, but I have to make one concession to the Yankee fans. I can't argue that there are more Rangers fans (or Dodgers fans..or Rays fans...etc., etc) than Yankees fans. It's highly likely that the Yankees do have a larger fan-base than most other teams. I think that is only part of the reason you find more Yankees cards, especially hits, in products. I believe another reason so many Yankees are included in various products is the virtual All-Star lineup they put on the field on any given night. The entire infield, including the catcher and a number of pitchers, are going to be included in relic/auto/insert checklists if possible. There aren't many teams that can compete with the star power the Yankees possess.
One solution would be to bring back a product like Topps Total. It allows for the inclusion of everyone on my favorite team and gives me a big set to chase. It needs to be well designed and have good photos. It could have relics/autos or not...I could live without them in a product like that, but I know it might sell better with some type of hit included.
I know the Yankee issue isn't going away, but I would like things to be a little more equitable. Just to add a little fuel to the fire, yesterday my mother-in-law handed me a 2010 Topps Cereal Box. You know the one I'm talking about...it has one of those special Chrome cards.
This is the Chrome card I pulled:
I can't get away from it.
Hopefully, one of these days.....it won't be so bad. Or I'll pull a Babe Ruth bat. That's a Yankee relic I wouldn't mind pulling.