Ah, Yes What would strolling the overcrowded mess at your local Wally be without the retail card aisle? It would be…well, the best answer wins the entire blaster below…
UPDATE: Ryan thanks for the laugh.. Everyone else thanks as well.. I will get in touch with you soon..
Minus one card, or two, and no Its not the hit either..
Does the world of sports cards really need another tribute that pays homage to cards from the 1950’s, 60’s, 70’s and 80’s. the answer is… sure why not. Over a sixty year span there is only so much you can do on a 2½ by 3½ inch piece of cardboard, sooner or later you’re going to end up marketing the past.
It happens with fashion, music you name it , and trust me sports cards is not immune. Has Topps gone overboard over the years? If so It hasn’t bothered a majority of collectors as even my local Ghetto-Mart with Its dust-covered 1/2 off blasters was completely wiped out, and not to mention the cases upon cases that are joyfully ( sarcasim) getting ripped over the forums. So without any further ado lets take a quick peek at Topps Linage Retail.
ODDS ( Per readers request)
The Bronx Bombers
Any time you pull these two cats out of the same blaster you done good. As far as the design goes, it works. In my opinion when It comes to cover versions simplicity is king, and Topps executes this technique very well. A quality shot of the ball-player accompanied by a very basic/ clean design. Bravo Topps, well done.
Im a huge fan of eighties junk wax design work , and Topps Glossy All-Stars Is a perfect example of a terribly over produced era. I wonder If Topps sprinkled on card certified ink on any of these? Hobby guys hit me us with the 411 If you can. For those youngsters out there Topps Glossy All-Stars were inserted in rack packs from about mid 80s until 1989…(thank you Kevin the card historian for the memory boost on this one)
Not the lick em stick em tattoo I was hoping for, but hey a cloth sticker is right up there buddy. Dare me to send this bad boy into PSA for grading?…Nah Its going to Kevin for proofing my posts, and making them readable to the public.
Stand Ups!! How freaking awesome is this..If not for the fact this box was headed out the door I would definitely consider popping this bad boy up on the dashboard of my truck..Its even got the facsimile autograph slapped on front.. Genius.. Hey babe! You know where you put that superglue?
The “75” Musial mini.. Sorry but this bad boy is a keeper. I can see how vintage guys rave over these. Its just an awesome card period..
Nothing new here… Carry on..
Some collectors see the ” Platinum Diamond” as a cheap version of the refractor.. Mojo sees it as an alternate shine universe.. Beardy gets the Robinson, but Mr. Jones goes.
THE HIT… ONE PER BLASTER…..Drum roll please..
The “75” mini relic.. Awesome..
However, I was a little disturbed to see It individually wrapped in cellophane. In my opinion It takes away from the excitement of the pull.. Also….have relic cards become such the norm that every single freaking box has to have one?
I guess so.. What do yo guys think?
Mojo Meter… 4/5 Fingers