Thursday, November 25, 2010

The What I Wish I Could be Thankful for Thanksgiving Post

I posted my "what I'm thankful for" post earlier today, but I saw a post like this on someone's blog a couple of days ago. I wish I could remember who it was so I could give them proper credit. It got the wheels turning and I thought of three things I would like to say I was thankful for next year.

1. The end of sticker autos. I know the reasons given for the use of sticker autos and I don't care. Figure out a way to do it cheaper. How about less crappy swatch cards that no one wants. Maybe that will help cut down on costs.

2. The end of the Topps monopoly. Topps hasn't proven that no competition is going to increase quality. It only serves to lower the effort to put out quality products with nice designs. Don't get me wrong, I like Topps and I'll keep buying Topps products, but I'd like to have a choice.

3. The creative Bloggers who do their own custom cards got together, got a license and put out a set of amazing cards with brilliant designs. Some of you are creating cards that put the big boys to shame. If I was a designer with one of those companies, I'd be hoping that none of the bosses happened across the blogging community and saw how talented some of you guys are.

What do you think? Would you like to see any of these or do you something you'd like to see in the New Year?


  1. "2. The end of the Topps monopoly." I couldn't agree more. I find myself buying older blasters because I get sick of opening Topps products. I just busted a 2008 Upper Deck Baseball Heroes blaster because I just wanted some variety.

  2. Same here. UD needs their baseball license back.

  3. I bemoaned and berated the whole monopoly from before it was a done deal. #2 FTW!

  4. I'd be down for designing a set and putting it out. MLB would never allow it and a license would cost too much.