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One Hit Wonders: Topps Laser Baseball

By: Andrew Harner, Editor-in-Chief 

I will be starting a new feature on Sports Card Forum Articles called One Hit Wonders, which is just what it sounds like: sets that have one series on the card market. Many of these sets had very unique aspects that simply weren’t appreciated by collectors, but others were just bad ideas made up by the card companies.

The first set in the series is 1996 Topps Laser baseball.

For 1996 standards, Topps Laser was a novel concept as die-cut cards were in style back then, and this set took it to a new level utilizing laser cutting.

A major More >

You knew it was coming…

 

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 >

Big Surprise…Clinton top story of Upper Deck Series 2

 

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 >

Card of the Week: 2008 Finest Jay Bruce Redemption RC

 

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.

Official Review: 2008 Topps Co-Signers Baseball

 

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 >