I was sorting a blaster of 2011 Topps and couldn’t help but notice the number of throwbacks.
They are everywhere. I don’t have a problem with them, but wonder why there are so many. Topps sure loves a throwback. And not even just throwbacks of their own stuff.
The little Gintery looking things are nice. The throwback reprints of older topps are also pretty nice, but we are hitting overkill territory.
I have a suggestion. Lets set aside the throwback and mix it up with a little buyback action.
I always liked his ’87 All Star, all the ’87 All stars for that metter. I always thought he looked like he has braces in this picture. I was shopping for one of these on ebay back in ’06 and when I saw the numbering on this one I had to have it because I am immature. I actually payed a little more because it was number 69.
I think buybacks appeal to collectors in my demo because it’s a way to make some of the classic cards of our youth into big time hits. We get a little run down at how our late ’80s treasures are barely worth the paper they are printed on, this helps make them special again.