Topps has announced they will no longer be releasing new e-Topps cards.
In effect killing e-Topps. You can still maintain your portfolio of cards, trade and sell. But with a lack of new products entering the market the future is bleak.
I had a little run buying and flipping e-Topps baseball in 2007. That years Topps had cards based on the ’85 design. There was a good batch of rookies and prospects. I remember cards of guys like Joba and Justin Upton selling for 30-40 bucks just days after their release. The next year the magic was gone. I am not sure if it was a weak design, weak rookie class or maybe people just moved on to something else.
In person the cards were high quality and came in sealed cases. I personal don’t like the cases but I think many do.
But ultimately it wasn’t enough to save them.
So why did it die, here are my guesses.
– No wax. People like busting packs
– Cost, even average guys cost 4-7 bucks per card,
– You had to be on the computer when they dropped to get a shot at them.
– Production outpaced demand on many players.
– Virtual cards aren’t as much fun.
What do other think? Why did e-Topps die?