12-05-2012, 09:45 AM #1
So, how can a player have more than one "1st Bowman Chrome card"?
Maybe there's a explanation that will make sense, but I can't think of what that could possibly be.
2010 Bowman Chrome Bubba Starling USA refractor auto
2011 Bowman Chrome Bubba Starling auto
Both cards clearly say "1st Bowman Chrome card". But clearly, the 2011 is not his first. This has bothered me for a while, so I'm asking why Topps would do this?
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12-05-2012, 11:48 AM #2
Clearly they think since he is on Team USA that qualifies as the first card while the Royals is his first Major League card again we can see they aren't clear on things still over at Topps."Any ballplayer that doesn't sign Autographs for little kids Ain't an American. He is a Communist"-Rogers Hornsby on Signing an Autograph as a Manager in 1942 with the St. Louis Browns.
12-05-2012, 12:00 PM #3
Probably for the same reason so many players have the RC logo for multiple years. Topps just doesn't keep track. That's why the system was such a good idea. Don't you see how much less confusion there is now? I swear there are FAR more questions about rookie cards and first cards since MLB imposed those stupid logos than there ever were before.
12-05-2012, 05:48 PM #4
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12-05-2012, 06:47 PM #5
By all appearances, Topps is less technically proficient than your average hobby site. It's just sad that they can't keep track of who has a card and who doesn't in order to get those labels correct.