Thursday, July 1, 2010

Topps Attempts To Quell the Hype

According to Topps.......


Topps is confirming that Stephen Strasburg’s Allen & Ginter base mini card (# 401) falls at the same rate as any one base mini card in the product. The difference between Strasburg and the other subjects in the base mini set is that Strasburg’s card does not have any parallels (Allen & Ginter Back, Black Bordered, No Number, Bazooka Back, Silk, Wood and Printing Plate).

In addition, there are a limited number of Strasburg autographed cards available in the product. They can be found via redemption and one (along with a copy of every other autograph in 2010 Allen & Ginter) will be given to the person who cracks this year’s Ginter Code.

Strasburg’s base mini card and autographed card can be found in both hobby and retail boxes.

Of course this will only serve to satisfy SOME of the people while there will be others who simply refuse to believe. Personally I think the over-reaction to the perceived lack of Strasburg cards only hurts the hobby, but, what do I know?

I am just a collector.

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