Topps was kind enough to drop us a few more preview images of their upcoming Monopoly release, so we figured we’d return the favor and be kind enough to share them with you. The 3 err…. 7 cards (technically) that you are about to see are all from the all one-of-one Top Hat Cut Signatures insert set. Topps really went all out here, and from what I’ve heard, every single cut auto in this product will be a double booklet, or more. That’s right, no solo cuts in the whole product.
I realize the cuts are kind of hard to see here, so the individual scans of each card are below. We received a file that was quite large, but WordPress compresses everything to the max size it can display upon import. Lucky for us, we know how to chop images up in photoshop.
Wow. This has to be one of the nicest cut autographs I’ve ever seen. Not only is this one of mine (any my wife’s) favorite movies of all-time, but the card is also well designed. Finally, someone listened to collectors and included a freaking image of the player(s), or in this case, actors. As to what a triple cut of one of the best western movies ever is doing in a baseball set based on the Monopoly board game, well, two of the guys on this particular card are wearing hats, and that has to count for something. I guess.
When I opened my email, I thought this card was a joke. It has to be, right? I mean who would be brazen enough to actually brand themselves as a Monopolist? Granted, the comparisons to Rockefeller, especially from a business standpoint, are definitely flattering, but to me, this smacks of pure arrogance. Sweet Mickey ears though.
Rarer than rare 1/1 error card of a 1/1, or sad but true statement about the modern hobby? You tell me Topps, you tell me. I think this one was made just for dayf. Since he won’t pull it from Gintacuffs, he’d better be holding out hope that someone comes up with Monopowars or something, and fast.
I’m kind of getting tired of this set and it’s boring concept. I mean, the cards look nice, but people don’t really want an all-refractor, all on-card autograph baseball set, do they? I mean, there aren’t any flower cards in it, and I don’t even think Guy Fieri is even on the checklist.