Interesting move. I guess that's part of why the Heritage IV Chrome WWE product
still hasn't been released. Topps has been too busy with other stuff (like the new UFC 2 release and this exclusive baseball deal).
I agree there are way too many companies doing baseball cards. Just too much product out there. What kills me though is to see the 1 pack per box stuff that has 5 cards in that one pack and runs $200+. For five cards!
Granted, they guarantee 2 are autos, 2 are event worn, all of which are really low numbered, but still, $200+ for 5 unknown cards? Yikes!
I like limited edition cards as much as anyone, but it can (and has) gotten to the "silly" point.
Hopefully Topps doesn't go the way of old though and just mass produce every single set and saturate the market. Kills me to see stuff like the '89 Topps rookie card for Ken Griffey Junior listing for $5-$8 bucks. That was a huge card to have back then, but it really wasn't worth anything because Topps just kept on printing.
There's got to be some sort of balance. Mass producing is bad, limited editions can get bad, the middle ground is best on this one. Maybe with one company basically having complete control over it all, that will help. We'll see.
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