However, Topps and Upper Deck have become like ESPN....too much Yankees, too much east coast bias. There are quite of few of us out here who don't want to pull Yankees all the time. Or ever even. Oh sure, I don't mind if it's one of the true legends like Ruth, Mantle, DiMaggio, Berra etc., but as far as the current team, I'd rather have a Kinsler than a Cano, a Michael Young than an ARod. I'm quite sure there are others out there that feel the same way about their favorite teams/players.
To illustrate my point, I'll show you two packs I bought a few days ago. I just happened to be at the local Wal-Store and picked up a pack of 2010 Heritage and 2010 Topps. Now, I'm really tired of both of these, but I had a wax bustin' itch that needed scratching.
The 2010 Topps pack revealed these two cards.
I realize these are not Yankees cards, but I still smell the NY bias. We are NOT all from NEW YORK Topps!
The Heritage pack had an SP in it. Guess which team?
That's right. Yankees. I really have to question whether this card is an SP or not. I've pulled three of the Rivera cards and I've only bought two blasters and half a dozen loose retail packs.
Let's not forget the other card in the pack.
How about a Chrome Refractor ARod? A little icing on the New York cake. It's a bitter cake too.
***Disclaimer***As I write this at 3:45 AM, I have had 5 hours of sleep over the last two days. It's possible I'm not being rational. I would like to impress on you Yankees fans/collectors that it's not you I have a problem with. It's the card companies. I'm sure you're quite happy with then number of Yankees "hits" that turn up.