Just when we thought that Topps had figured out that short prints in base products = EPIC FAIL, we get this email, listing the cards that have short-printed variations. So, check yer cards, and throw ‘em on eBay.
|1||Babe Ruth||New York Yankees||OF|
|2||Pee Wee Reese||Brooklyn Dodgers||SS|
|10||Rogers Hornsby||St. Louis Cardinals||2B|
|30||Jackie Robinson||Brooklyn Dodgers||2B|
|44||Barack Obama||United States of America||POTUS|
|60||Cy Young||Cleveland Naps||P|
|66||Ty Cobb||Detroit Tigers||OF|
|115||George Sisler||St. Louis Browns||1B|
|170||CC Sabathia||New York Yankees||P|
|195||Christy Mathewson||New York Giants||P|
|200||Jimmie Foxx||Philadelphia Athletics||1B|
|205||Honus Wagner||Pittsburgh Pirates||SS|
|210||Roy Campanella||Brooklyn Dodgers||C|
|240||Mel Ott||New York Giants||OF|
|270||Tris Speaker||Cleveland Indians||OF|
|287||Walter Johnson||Washington Senators||P|
|290||Lou Gehrig||New York Yankees||1B|
|305||Thurman Munson||New York Yankees||C|
|320||Johnny Mize||St. Louis Cardinals||1B|
Didn’t Topps learn their lesson in 2008? Apparently not. What’s missing here? How about the odds on pulling one of the variations, or the print run? C’mon, Topps. Put this crap in a special insert set with fancy foil and numbering, and list it out. Don’t spring this on us after we’ve purchased the product and are sitting here wondering what’s going on.
We get it. You’re trying to get the base product more publicity. The problem is, you’re making the set collector’s mad, and just proving even more that you simply don’t give a shit about anyone but the hit chasers, who spend all their money on the gamble.
(Note: After a quick email with the folks at Topps, I’ve retracted the ending statement. However, in exchange, I’m going to explain my reasoning, as I did with them)