It all began with what probably was an honest mistake in 2006 when Topps accidentally had produced an Alex Gordon card for its base set before realizing he was ineligible to be in the release in accordance with the new MLBPA rookie card rules.
When people all across the hobby were talking about the different versions of the card, an idea was born inside the minds of Topps’ designers.
Next came the Photoshopping, then Poley Walnuts, then came the fiction Kazuo Uzuki, then Jon Smoltz, the Rip Master auto and now we have Kosuke Fukudome, Alexei Ramirez, Yasuhiko Yabuta, Johan Santana, Al Gore and Arnold More >
As featured earlier in the week, Upper Deck Series Two is continuing the Presidential Predictor series. However, the set still is marred by controversy.
A new card in the set has surfaced which declared Hillary Clinton the winner of the Democratic nomination.
Just as with the Series One version of Clinton, the version showing Barack Obama hoisting Clinton into the air was pulled from circulation by hand. But, people at Upper Deck are really people, so some of the cards slipped through the cracks (or was this an intentional marketing ploy?).
“We had the version of Obama lifting Clinton pulled as it became More >
What a week it was for Jay Bruce and for Topps.
Bruce debuted on Tuesday going 3-3 with a double, two RBIs and a stolen base.
Topps released Series Two baseball today and announced that Finest Rookie Redemption #2 would feature Jay Bruce along with his signature.
The redemption cards have taken off to as high as the $100 levels on eBay and will only go up if Bruce continues to put up numbers at his debut pace.
Steiner Sports Marketing has been served with a lawsuit by the MLB Players Association that claims the New York-based company is selling unlicensed products of current MLB players and infringing on the MLBPA’s trademarks.
Among the allegations in the lawsuit are trademark infringement, trademark counterfeiting, unfair competition and breach of contract. At issue are some autographed photos produced and sold by Steiner Sports over the past year.
Steiner Sports had a license with the MLBPA that allowed it to produce and sell a line of signed and unsigned photos of active MLB players that featured the MLB Players Choice trademark. That license More >
Break by: Turd Ferguson
I’d like to begin by recognizing the people at Topps for providing us this 2008 Topps Co-Signers Baseball box to break for a review. Thank you very much Topps !
**The Vladimir Guerrero card that jumped out of my hands in the video was not damaged**
Here’s the product description:
Product highlights: Every Pack: • 5 BASE CARDS • 1 AUTOGRAPHED OR PARALLEL CARD
Every Box: • 3 AUTOGRAPHED CARDS 1 Dual Autograph 2 Single Autographs • 9 PARALLEL CARDS
Every 24-Count Case: • 1 TRI-SIGNER, QUAD-SIGNER, CO-SIGNER CUT SIG, OR COWHIDE CUT SIG
3 AUTOGRAPHS PER BOX INCLUDING 1 CO-SIGNERS AUTOGRAPHED CARD!
Co-Signer More >
A special thank you goes out to Topps for the opportunity to bring you this review.
Break by: Spoodini
2008 Bowman Hobby Box Sponsored By Topps
24 packs per box, 10 cards per pack.
2008 Bowman Baseball now features even more must-have Bowman Exclusive cards than ever before! New this year, 2008 Bowman Baseball presents Hobby Exclusive Autographed Bowman Chrome Prospect Cards, at an insertion rate of one per Hobby Box and introduces Bowman Scouts Autographed Cards, highlighting baseball scouts who have signed some of today’s most incredible MLB stars!
-NEW Bowman Chrome Autographed Prospect Cards! 1 Per Hobby Box! -110 Topps Exclusive Bowman Chrome More >