Saturday, June 16, 2012
Topps Gives Collectors the Finger
You all know that it's not terribly common to pull an auto or relic from a blaster. Some blasters have a guaranteed relic, but generally the odds are against you pulling a "real" hit from a blaster. Topps has taken to inserting manupatches in blasters, some good, some bad. However, Topps is really giving retail buyers the finger by not even giving us a chance to pull a relic or auto in Series 2 blasters. Well guess what Topps, here's the finger right back. I know you don't care, but I'm not buying anymore more of your beloved blasters.
I can almost hear them trembling as they count the lost profits.
Back to the blasters I told you I already bought. Needless to say I didn't pull anything earth shattering. No SSPs or hits. Not even a real card unlocked with the four codes I got.
I did get two of the "guaranteed" manupatches. Luckily for me they were both catchers. Unluckily for me was yet another bird from Topps.
The first blaster gave up this fine looking Yogi Berra Historical Stitches.
I know some people don't like these, but I do like that they went a different direction. At least the Berra is on a fabric that has a vintage feel to it. It actually feels like an old style jersey.
The second blaster regurgitated this bastard child of a card.
Hey, I'm all for using the legends on these things and even though Ivan Rodriguez is freshly retired from baseball, he is a legend at his position. The problem is this is a Washington Nationals card. Pudge's legend was built as a Texas Ranger, not as a National. You can't tell me Topps is treating inserts like the All-Star game and making one for every team. Since when did they care about fairness.
I'm still glad I pulled it for my Pudge collection, I was just a little surprised and a lot upset it wasn't a Rangers card.
What do you think about not being able to hit autos or relic hits from Series 2 blasters and will that keep you from buying them?