Thanks to the guys over at the Blowout Cards Forums for spreading the word about yet another Topps “game-used” relic issue.
I want you all to take a close look at the “relic” swatch to the far right, on the card you see pictured below. Anything about that look fishy to you? Was polyester even around when Wagner was still playing? If they had it at all, I doubt it had little tiny holes in it that helped keep you cool. When Honus heard the term “wicking”, his first thought was probably had to do with candles, not apparel.
There is no way, no how that gray swatch comes from anything Honus Wagner ever wore to play the game of baseball. Does Topps even care? Considering this is happening AGAIN, in the wake of last year’s Tribute Babe Ruth “game-used” bat that is really a stadium seat which is really probably just a scrap of wood from the Home Depot dumpster, I’m going with “NO!, Topps does not care”.
This card comes from a pack that retails for right around $200. Would you pay $200 for a card like this?
Didn’t think so.
No, I don’t care what the language is on the back of this card. It’s unacceptable no matter what it says.
Here is where I got the photo, if you’re curious.